9/11 Anniversary Town Hall: Detention & Incarceration
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 
The Annex @ AANM

$10 Museum Members; $15 general public
Purchase tickets HERE

Over the past two decades, counter-terrorism projects in the United States have resulted in surveillance, unjust treatment and imprisonment of Muslims and Arab Americans. Individuals from other communities of color are also unjustly surveilled, held in detention centers and imprisoned regularly.
The 4th annual 9/11 Town Hall examines how communities of color have been targeted through the frame of national security and profiled as violent threats. Expanding upon AANM’s popular Hikayat storytelling performance series, the Town Hall will shed light on real-life experiences of detention and incarceration through the art of storytelling, including personal stories by local community members

The evening continues with a performance of Letters from Detention, a moving theatrical piece written and directed by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (authors of The Exonerated and Aftermath). The performance is adapted from a series of letters exchanged between Center for Constitutional Rights clients Yasser Ebrahim and Hany Ibrahim, two brothers held on separate floors of Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center for months after 9/11. 

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 to be announced

Presented in partnership with 
ACCESS' Campaign to Take on Hate; Center for Constitutional Rights, A Host of People, CAIR, ISPU, ACLU, Center for Arab American Studies, National Lawyers' Guild, Southwest Detroit Immigration and Refugee Center 

This program made possible in part by 
Comerica, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Nissan

Media support comes from 
CJAM-FM + Downtown Monitor


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