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Jul 10 2020

Anti-Black Racism in Southwest Asia / North Africa and Diaspora

July 10, 2020

11:00 AM - 2:30 PM




Chicago, IL 60612

Orange background with writing in White. The top says Black Lives matter. There are eight boxes of photos lined up four on each line of the panelists and moderators. The bottom lists organizing entities

Following a statement made after the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, between July 10th and July 24th, 2020, Mizna with the US-based organizations including the Imagining Transnational Solidarities Research Circle at the University of Minnesota, and Arab Resource and Organizing Center will host a series of online panels in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Panels in Arabic, English, and Farsi will address the history, present, and future of joint struggles between Black and non-Black South West Asian and North African communities, as well as solidarities and coalitions between SWANA communities and Black American communities in the United States. The series will also interrogate anti-Black racism in the SWANA region and its diasporas, and acknowledges the ways in which the SWANA communities have contributed to, profited from, and perpetuated forms of anti-Black racism and violence, while being subjected to anti-Arab, anti-Iranian, and anti-Muslim violence both locally and globally.

First Panel in English, register here

PANELISTS: Moustafa Bayoumi, Ramla Bile, Priscillia Kounkou Hoveyda, Lara Kiswani, Nadine Naber, Ash Stephens
MODERATORS: Sima Shaksari, Farid Matuk

For bios and more information on panelists and moderator, check out Mizna

This project is co-sponsored by AGITATE!, Arab American Cultural Center, New Arab American Theater Works, Arab American Action Network, US Palestinian Community Network and Radius of Arab American Writers.


Arab American Cultural Center

Date posted

Jul 6, 2020

Date updated

Jul 6, 2020