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?




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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