Heralding from over 20 countries, Muslims in New York City represent a diverse, multi-faceted religious community, yet they are frequently reduced to stereotypes in popular media. Join us for a panel presentation and discussion about the long history of Islam in America with Sylviane Diouf, author of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas; Moustafa Bayoumi, author of How Does It Feel To Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America.; Ousmane Kane, author of The Homeland is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America; and Terna Tilley-Gyado, writer and co-producer of Coming Out Muslim - a multi-genre storytelling performance about the lives of queer Muslims.
This event is part of Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, an oral history and public programming series that explores the history and experiences of mixed-race people and families in Brooklyn.
Halal dinner will be served at this event.
For more information, visit: www.cbbg.brooklynhistory.org