Creating a Culture of Change: A Series of Conversations on Race and Community Building

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
United States

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 Al-Bustan with the Arab American National Museum and National 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.

For the first conversation we are pleased to present Omar Offendum, Dr. Krystal Strong, and Dr. Debbie Almontaser. Guests for the subsequent conversations will be announced soon. 



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