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Arjun Singh Sethi | American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
8/22/2018 7:00 PM
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Cappella Books welcome community activist and civil rights lawyer Arjun Singh Sethi, who will discuss his new book, AMERICAN HATE: SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT. The author will sign copies of his book after the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.
If you are unable to attend this event, you may order a signed copy of AMERICAN HATE here:
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In AMERICAN HATE: SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist, and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election.
In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.
We hear from the family of Khalid Jabara, who was murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2016 by a man who had previously harassed and threatened them because they were Arab American. Sethi brings us the story of Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church in February 2017 because she feared deportation under Trump’s cruel immigration enforcement regime. Sethi interviews Taylor Dumpson, a young black woman who was elected student body president at American University only to find nooses hanging across campus on her first day in office. We hear from many more people impacted by the Trump administration, including Native, black, Arab, Latinx, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, undocumented, refugee, transgender, queer, and people with disabilities.
A necessary book for these times, AMERICAN HATE explores this tragic moment in U.S. history by empowering survivors whose voices white supremacists and right-wing populist movements have tried to silence. It also provides ideas and practices for resistance that all of us can take to combat hate both now and in the future.
Arjun Singh Sethi is a community activist, civil rights lawyer, writer, and law professor based in Washington, DC. His writing has appeared in CNN Opinion, The Guardian, Politico magazine, USA Today, and the Washington Post, and he holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School. He is the author of "American Hate: Survivors Speak Out."
Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30307, 404) 865-7100
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