In the current cultural climate where Islamophobia is rampant and further exacerbated by recent events, this Speak Up! addresses how Muslims in the U.S. and abroad proactively give back to their communities without sacrificing their faith and identity. In partnership with Seattle Repertory Theatre's production of Disgraced, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Ayad Akhtar, opening January 8, 2016, this panel will discuss the following thematic question of the play:
"What is the reality of being a Muslim American at this moment in time?"
A ticket discount for Seattle Repertory Theatre's Disgraced will be offered to attendees of this discussion.
Moderator: Monica Cortés Viharo (PhD Student, UW School of Drama, and Vice President of the UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate).
Panelists: Lesley Hazleton (author, The First Muslim), Behzad Dabu (actor, Disgraced) and Duygu Erdogan Monson (Professor of Theater and Film at Shoreline Community College and PhD Student, UW School of Drama).
Sponsored by: Seattle Rep, Humanities Washington, UW Simpson Center for the Humanities, UW Graduate & Professional Student Senate, and UW School of Drama.