A talk on Islamophobia and the new Muslim narrative by playwright Wajahat Ali. Ali is a published author, associate editor of online magazine Altmuslim, and a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and CNN.com. His play, The Domestic Crusaders, has been featured by the New York Times, TIME Magazine, and Newsweek and was most recently staged at the Kennedy Center. The evening will feature a reading by students from The Domestic Crusaders, the first major Muslim American play post-September 11th (directed by John Friedenberg).
The series is about rebuilding the Muslim identity through theatre, film, and photography. These events will address the question: What does it mean to be a Muslim American?