Greenlight Bookstore — Prospect Lefferts Gardens store
What Will Be Different for Syrian Americans?
Tuesday, November 14
6:30 PM Doors / 7:00 PM Forum
Curated by Brian Tate
A project of What Will Be Different: Conversations on a Changing America
“What Will Be Different: Conversations on a Changing America," is a traveling 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 7-day series, WE WON'T BACK DOWN, panelists will 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.
Join us for Day 4 of this series at Greenlight for discussion with Sarab Al-Jijakli, Community Organizer/President, Network of Arab-American Professionals; Shiyam Galyon, Writer/Researcher/Activist; Loubna Mrie, Photographer/Human Rights Activist; Sarah B. Sakaan, Actress/Theater Maker; and moderator Rama Issa-Ibrahim, Executive Director, Arab American Association of NY, to explore what the travel ban — and the narratives at its core — mean for the targeted communities and for all of us.
Overview: We Won't Back Down
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.
Produced by The Tate Group
With support from Unbound Philanthropy
Nov 11 — DAY 1: What Will Be Different for Iranian Americans? — Judson Memorial Church
Nov 12 — DAY 2: What Will Be Different for Libyan Americans?-
Museum of the Moving Image
Nov 13 — DAY 3: What Will Be Different for Somali Americans? — Performance Project at University Settlement
Nov 14 — DAY 4: What Will Be Different for Syrian Americans? (PLG) — Greenlight Bookstore-PLG
Nov 15 — DAY 5: What Will Be Different for Sudanese Americans?-
Weeksville Heritage Center
Nov 16 — DAY 6: 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