Being brown in Trump’s America is not easy. Bigoted campaign rhetoric has trickled down to racist policies such as the Muslim Ban as well as more wide-spread everyday discrimination. But this is not the first time a wave of bigotry has swept through America. And Iranian-Americans are far from the first to deal with these challenges. What can the Iranian-American community can learn from the struggles of other marginalized communities? How can Iranian Americans contribute to the struggle against racism and stand in sympathy with other affected communities?

Speakers:

 

 

Niaz Kasravi, PhD – Director at Avalan Institute

 

 

 

Neda Maghbouleh, PhD – Professor & Author of Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and Everyday Politics of Race

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen Wu, PhD – Professor & Author of The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

 

 

 

 

Moderator: Omid Safi, PhD – Professor at Duke University 

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