APRIL 21ST- 5:30-7:00PM- ONLINE VIA ZOOM- FREE
PANEL AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: “IN-BETWEEN: RACE, IDENTITY AND BELONGING AMONG ARAB AMERICANS”
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Gualtieri Ph.D. (University of Southern California) and Author of Between Arab and White: Race and Ethnicity in the Early Syrian American Diaspora and Arab Routes: Pathways to Syrian California.
Guest Panelists: SLO County community members
Nahlah Kolkailah, Fatmeh Elmasri, Sandra Sarrouf and Ahmed Deif
Join us in conversation as Dr. Gualitieri shares her historical research around the Syrian and broader Arab American experience of race, identity, activism and immigration to the USA and specifically California. Our discussion will include local SWANA community members as we engage in conversation about the in between spaces of belonging as Arab Americans here on the Central Coast. As immigrants and first generation residents Arab Americans are continually navigating the waters of adapting to new communities, sustaining cultural practices, honoring heritage and creating new ‘American’ traditions having roots in multiple places.
Event supported by Diversity Coalition of SLO County AND Cal Poly History Department College of Liberal Arts
Event is free. Donations greatly appreciated to give back to our panelists and support ongoing community events!