Diverse Dialogues

Arab American Millennials: Growing Up in a Post-9/11 Reality

Q: Is there such a thing as an Arab experience in America?
A: Definitely, especially post-9/11...Like we went to sleep one morning as just regular Americans, woke up as
this whole, entire, different kind of species...everything changed overnight, I remember I was in fifth grade....
- Lubna, Arab-American, twenty-three-year-old
This dialogue examines the lives of Arab Americans growing up after September 11. Arab American millennials share what life has been like in their communities, as well as in various institutional settings, including school and work. The grappling with their ethno-racial, religious, and national belonging have been central to understanding and shaping their identity. In particular, this work highlights the impact that the 9/11 tragedy has had on Arab American citizens, in terms of direct and indirect public backlash – from local strangers to public figures – that has informed their sense of self.

Presented by Dr. Claudia Youakim and CDI

Please join us and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution.
(This Diverse Dialogues is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grand to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan's King Chaves Parks Initiative)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Building (MUB), Alumni Lounge
1503 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

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