WE WON'T BACK DOWN:
7 Days of Citywide Public Forums
With Communities Targeted By the Travel Ban
Presented by Unbound Philanthropy + The Tate Group
Curated by Brian Tate
A program of What Will Be Different?: Conversations on a Changing America
DAY 6: What Will Be Different for Syrian Americans?
Presented by the Brooklyn Historical Society
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has approved partial implementation of the travel ban, and the evolving policy is the subject of fierce litigation and debate, what are the consequences for those Americans who are among its targets? What does it mean to be American when your ethnic identity has been co-branded with terrorism?
On Day 6, join us at the Brooklyn Historical Society for a discussion with Rabyaah Althaibani, Community Activist, Rooj Alwazir, Filmmaker/Photographer, Somia El-Rowmeim, Program Manager of Women’s Advocacy,
Arab American Association of NY, Zaid Nagi, VP, Yemeni American Merchants Association, and moderator Dr. Debbie Almontaser, President, Muslim Community Network, to explore what the travel ban - and the narratives at its core - mean for the targeted communities and for all of us.
WE WON’T BACK DOWN - Full Schedule:
Nov 11 - What Will Be Different for Iranian Americans: Judson Memorial Church
Nov 12 - What Will Be Different for Libyan Americans:Museum of the Moving Image
Nov 13 - What Will Be Different for Somali Americans: Performance Project at University Settlement
Nov 14 - What Will Be Different for Syrian Americans: Greenlight Bookstore-PLG
Nov 15 - What Will Be Different for Sudanese Americans: Weeksville Heritage Center
Nov 16 - What Will Be Different for Yemeni Americans: Brooklyn Historical Society
Nov 17 - What Will Be Different for Iraqi Americans: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning