Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 PM
What Will Be Different for Syrian Americans?
Curated by Brian Tate
Part of the series What Will Be Different: Conversations on a Changing America
Wine reception to follow
“What Will Be Different: Conversations on a Changing America”, is a discussion series that explores how diverse communities and issues are affected by an era of sweeping political change. Created and curated by Brian Tate, this series features writers, activists, scholars, artists, and more examining the new reality. In a new series, panelists explore what the travel ban, and the narratives at its core, mean for seven different communities: Iranian Americans, Iraqi Americans, Libyan Americans, Somali Americans, Sudanese Americans, Syrian Americans, and Yemeni Americans. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has approved partial implementation of the travel ban, and the larger 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? Each forum will relate the perspectives of a given community through conversation with its people – from the arts, law, academia, and more – to help put the question in personal and historical perspective, while also mapping a path forward.