Muslim And...? Portraits of American Muslims
It would be impossible to paint one portrait of American Muslims. Heralding from over 20 countries, Muslims in the U.S., and in New York City in particular, represent a diverse, multi-faceted religious community, yet they are frequently reduced to stereotypes in popular media.
Join us for a panel presentation and discussion about the long history of Islam in America starting with the forced migration of African Muslims through the Atlantic Slave Trade, and moving to 21st century issues of racial profiling, sexuality, and transnational identity.
Sylviane Diouf, author of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas
Moustafa Bayoumi, author of How Does It Feel To Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America
Ousmane Kane, author of The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America
Terna Tilley-Gyado, writer and co-producer of Coming Out Muslim—a multi-genre storytelling performance about the lives of queer Muslims.
This event is co-sponsored by RaceForward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.
Halal dinner will be served.
PLEASE NOTE, THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED AND WILL NOW BE HELD AT:
Brooklyn Historical Society, Great Hall
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subway 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, A,C,F to Jay St/Borough Hall