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“In-Between: Race, Identity and Belonging Among Arab Americans"

“In-Between: Race, Identity and Belonging Among Arab Americans"

Date(s) - 04/21/2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Cultural Creations


Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm CDT.

Join Dr. Gualtieri and local SWANA community members to share history of immigration and experiences of belonging in the USA and SLO County.

About this Event

April 21st: 5:30-7pm. Online via zoom— Link will be sent once registration is complete.

Sponsored by Cal Poly History Department and Diversity Coalition of SLO County

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

More voices soon…

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. Discussion moderated by Dr. Farah Al-Nakib and Dr. Gualtieri.

Donations appreciated to support our community events and to give back to our panelists for donating their time. Paypal or Venmo

To register for this event, please click here

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