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4th annual 9/11 Anniversary Town Hall: Detention & Incarceration

  • Arab American National Museum 13624 Michigan Avenue Dearborn, MI, 48126 United States (map)

 The 4th annual 9/11 Anniversary Town Hall examines how communities of color have been targeted through the frame of national security and profiled as violent threats.  The evening includes a performance of Letters from Detention, a moving theatrical piece written and originally directed by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (authors of The Exonerated and Aftermath). This production is directed by Sherrine Azab of A Host of People and features actors from that troupe including Samer Ajluni and Costa Kazaleh Sirdenis with narrator Rasha Almulaiki.   The event will also include a panel discussion including attorneys, activists and other professionals who work to combat the oppressive systems that allow unjust detention and incarceration to continue. Panelists include attorneys Rachel Meeropol and Desiree M. Ferguson.

The 4th annual 9/11 Anniversary Town Hall examines how communities of color have been targeted through the frame of national security and profiled as violent threats.
The evening includes a performance of Letters from Detention, a moving theatrical piece written and originally directed by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (authors of The Exonerated and Aftermath). This production is directed by Sherrine Azab of A Host of People and features actors from that troupe including Samer Ajluni and Costa Kazaleh Sirdenis with narrator Rasha Almulaiki.

The event will also include a panel discussion including attorneys, activists and other professionals who work to combat the oppressive systems that allow unjust detention and incarceration to continue. Panelists include attorneys Rachel Meeropol and Desiree M. Ferguson.