7:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
Creating a Culture of Change: A Series of Conversations on Race and Community Building
Presented in partnership with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and the National Network for Arab American Communities
Conversation 4: Documenting Community through Film & Journalism
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This conversation on Documenting Community through Film & Journalism welcomes the following panelists:
Assia Boundaoui – filmmaker, journalist
Louis Massiah – filmmaker, director of Scribe Video Center
Yawu Miller – journalist, senior editor at Bay State Banner
In light of recent protests and actions across America in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, there is a need among Arab American communities to have intentional conversations around issues of race, racism and social justice. Through a cultural lens, the Arab American National Museum, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and the Network of Arab American Communities are organizing a series of virtual presentations during the summer that bring together Arab American artists in conversation with Arab and African American educators, community leaders, journalists and scholars. We hope these conversations will provide space for increased understanding and community building towards a more just and equitable America that addresses the structures of systemic racism and inspires our individual and collective efforts for change.
Watch Previous Discussions
June 30: Youth & Race Education
July 29: Building Community through Faith
Aug. 26: Queer Experiences in Arab and Black Communities
Sept. 2: Palestinian-Black Solidarity
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