Award-winning, Brooklyn-born Palestinian American Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour delivers a lecture on migration, refugees, and the politics of sanctuary. Best known for her intersectional coalition work and building bridges across racial, ethnic, and faith communities, Sarsour has been at the forefront of major social justice campaigns both locally in New York City and nationally. She co-chaired the March2Justice and the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, and led the first “Day Without Women” in 2017 and the 2019 Women’s March on Washington. She is the former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, and is co-founder of MPOWER Change, the first Muslim online organizing platform. She is joined in conversation with Paula Chakravartty (NYU Gallatin and NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication). Welcome remarks and introductions by Carolyn Dinshaw (Dean of the Humanities) and Crystal Parikh (Director, A/P/A Institute).

Held weekly every Monday at 6:30pm during the academic terms, SKIRBALL TALKS hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

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Co-sponsors: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYUNYU Sanctuary, NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU Center for Multicultural Education & ProgramsIslamic Center at NYUNYU Jewish Voice for Peace, and Jewish Voice for Peace – New York City.

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Paula Chakravartty is associate professor in the NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her research and teaching interests span comparative political economy, social movements and global governance, and decolonial and critical race theory. Her books include Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), Media Policy and Globalization (Edinburgh University Press, 2006), and Global Communications: Towards a Transcultural Political Economy (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008). Recent publications include a special issue on “Mediatized Populisms: Inter-Asian Lineages” for the International Journal of Communication (December 2017) and “Infrastructures of Empire: Towards a Critical Geopolitics of Media and Information Studies” for Media, Culture and Society (2016). Her current research focuses on racial capitalism and global media infrastructures, and migrant labor mobility and justice. Chakravartty is a member of the NYU Sanctuary Coalition and the NYU Coalition for Fair Labor. She serves on the executive board of the NYU Association for University Professors (AAUP), and is affiliated faculty at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, South Asia at NYU, and the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center of Near Eastern Studies.

Crystal Parikh is Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and English at New York University, and the Director of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. She specializes in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture. In addition to numerous essays and articles, Professor Parikh has published Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), which is the recipient of the Association for Asian American Studies Award for Outstanding Achievement in Humanities and Cultural Studies: Literature. She is also the author of An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature and Culture (Fordham University Press, 2009), which was awarded the Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Studies. She co-edited with Daniel Y. Kim, the Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature (2015) and is currently editing The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature (forthcoming 2019).

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The Skirball Talks series is made possible in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

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