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We Too Sing America Book Party with Deepa Iyer
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join Charis, Raksha, and the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum in welcoming author and activist Deepa Iyer to read from and sign her new book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future.
Many of us can recall the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. We may be less aware, however, of the ongoing racism directed against these groups in the past decade and a half, although the last few weeks have brought these issues back into the mainstream dialogue.
In "We Too Sing America," nationally renowned activist Deepa Iyer catalogs recent racial flashpoints, from the 2012 massacre at the Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to the violent opposition to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and to the Park 51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan.
Iyer asks whether hate crimes should be considered domestic terrorism and explores the role of the state in perpetuating racism through detentions, national registration programs, police profiling, and constant surveillance. She looks at topics including Islamophobia in the Bible Belt; the Bermuda Triangle of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim hysteria; and the energy of new reform movements, including those of undocumented and unafraid youth and Black Lives Matter.
This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The Suggested Donation is $5.
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Published: New Press - October 27th, 2015
Many of us can recall the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. We may be less aware, however, of the ongoing racism directed against these groups in the past decade and a half.