Arjun Singh Sethi discusses 'American Hate'
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018, 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Arjun Singh Sethi discusses 'American Hate'
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
SummaryJoin us to hear Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, discuss the stories of individuals affected by hate. Stay for a panel discussion with Sethi, Matt Remle, Soya & Aneelah Afzali.
View in Catalog"American Hate" by Arjun Singh Sethi
DescriptionIn "American Hate: Survivors Speak Out," Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate.

A collection of testimonials from individuals impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election.

“Why am I in this country now? Should I move elsewhere? Do I want to raise my kids in this country, where hate is so visible and rampant? I’ve been in this fight for decades, but even I struggle. Deep down, though, I know we need to stay the course and continue the fight.” —Marwan Kreidie, after a pig’s head was thrown at the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society Mosque in Philadelphia

Arjun Singh Sethi is a writer and human rights lawyer based in Washington, D.C. He works closely with Muslim, Arab, South Asian and Sikh communities and advocates for racial justice, equity and social change at the local and national levels. His articles have appeared in CNN Opinion, The Guardian, USA Today and the Washington Post and is regularly featured on national radio and television. He holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School and co-chairs the American Bar Association’s National Committee on Homeland Security, Counterterrorism and Treatment of Enemy Combatants.

Matt Remle (Hunkpapa Lakota) lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and three children. He works for the Office of Indian Education in the Marysville School District. He is the editor and writer for the on-line Native news site Last Real Indians and LRInspire. He is the author of Seattle’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution, Seattle’s resolution calling on Congress to engage in reconciliation with Tribe’s over the Boarding School Era policies, Seattle's resolution to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and Seattle's ordinance to divest from Wells Fargo due to their financing of the Dakota Access pipelines. He is the co-founder of the group Mazaska Talks.

Soya Jung has been active in the progressive movement for the last 30 years working as a journalist, legislative staff, community organizer, and progressive grantmaker. She has written, researched, and organized on issues of immigration, police accountability, welfare, and progressive philanthropy. At ChangeLab Soya Jung has authored two reports: Left or Right of the Color Line: Asian Americans and the Racial Justice Movement and The Importance of Asian Americans? It’s Not What You Think, created an interactive website on racial capitalism called A Different Asian American Timeline, and co-authored the Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit. Her writing has been published in Othering & Belonging: Expanding the Circle of Human Concern and Kalfou, and cited in places like the Routledge Companion to Asian American Media, ColorLines, and The Guardian.

Aneelah Afzali, Esq. is Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, a Board Member of the Faith Action Network, and a steering committee member of the WA Immigrant Solidarity Network. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Aneelah left her successful legal career five years ago and has since served as a community activist, interfaith leader, bridge-builder, and justice advocate. She was named one of the 2017 Most Influential People by Seattle Magazine, and recognized as a Rising Star multiple years by Washington Law and Politics.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with ChangeLab, the American Muslim Empowerment Network, and Elliott Bay Book Company.
PodcastThis event will be recorded for podcast.
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