We are happy to be hosting these upcoming Arab Heritage Month events.
The Arab/Arab American Experience: Author Conversation and Reading Featuring Sahar Mustafah and Nevien Shaabneh
Tuesday, November 7th , 11am-12:30pm, Library Lounge, Building L?
We welcome acclaimed writers Sahar Mustafah and Nevien Shaabneh to Moraine Valley for this special event. Sahar Mustafah’s debut, prize-winning Code of the West is a short story collection that spans two continents and follows native Palestinian and Palestinian American characters as they navigate displacement and loss, while battling hatred and fear. Nevien Shaabneh is author of Secrets Under the Olive Tree which is a haunting, mesmerizing novel that touches on the depths of the human spirit and unbreakable bonds that transcend tragedy. It is a story about the power of hope, second chances, and faith in the midst of tribulation.
No Ban, No Wall: Standing With Immigrant Communities
Wednesday, November 8th, 11am-12:15pm, Library Lounge, Building L??
Organizers from the Arab American Action Network and Organized Communities Against Deportation will join us to discuss President Trump’s issued executive orders targeting immigrants, refugees and Muslims. In the face of these threats and uncertain times we will come together to unpack the implications of these executive orders and the strategies being implemented to protect members of our campus, families, and communities.