7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 30
Conversation 1: Youth and Race Education
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This conversation on Youth and Race Education welcomes the following panelists, joining host AANM director Diana Abouali:
Omar Offendum – Hip-hop artist and poet
Dr. Debbie Almontaser – Educator, founder of Bridging Cultures Group
Dr. Krystal Strong – Scholar, activist, assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education
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.
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