City Lore Storytelling Cafe: Migration Stories with the Muslim Writers Collective
December 8 @ 7:00 PM
City Lore, in collaboration with the Muslim Writers Collective, presents the City Lore Storytelling Cafe: Migration Stories with the Muslim Writers Collective.
So much of the national conversation around immigration is driven by academics and policy analysts and is far removed from actual immigrants. Migration Stories aims to change the discourse around policy affecting refugee and immigrants by actually centering their stories, experiences, and expertise. Five featured Muslim storytellers will share their experiences of migration with a diverse audience made of up members from the Muslim Writers Collective NYC chapter, policymakers, immigration service organizations, academics, and general audiences. It will be followed by a conversation with the storytellers, moderated by Omar Jadwat, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.
The event marks the inaugural event in City Lore’s series City Lore Storytelling Café, where stories are told over a curated menu by City Lore friend and local chef Shash Blount. The program is created in partnership with the Muslim Writers Collective, a national grassroots storytelling movement. The Collective has eight chapters across the country and hosts regular open mics that feature hundreds of first time performers, including poets, journalists, comedians, and musicians.