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Yemeni Americans in Oakland: Between a War and a Pandemic

Yemeni Americans in Oakland: Between a War and a Pandemic

Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies and is the author of five books, including The 9/11 Generation: Youth,  Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror. The Conversation will be moderated by local Professor Geneffa Jehan.

Her recent community-engaged project, funded by a Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society grant for public scholarship. is focused on Yemeni Americans in Oakland and the impact of the pandemic, the Muslim Bans, and the war in Yemen. Her ethnographic research highlights the experiences of Yemeni corner store owners and their families who were essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic, and in partnership with the StoryCenter, she has produced digital stories with Yemeni and Arab Americans in the Bay Area.

Date:
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
The Betty Leonard Community Room
Branch:
Aptos
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Library Classes  
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