Lawyers and community organizers will examine what is next for our community, both in terms of legal challenges and community organizing following the Supreme Court Muslim Ban decision in Trump v. Hawaii. Discussions will include how the Muslim Ban decision fits within a larger apparatus of criminalization and state surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans. The panelists will discuss the short and long-term impact of the ban on communities they serve – for instance, by sharing experiences of Yemeni relatives of U.S. citizens attempting to reunite with their families in the U.S. The conversation will also focus on the potential impact of recent litigation, such as a class action law suit regarding the government’s failure to provide fair case-by-case waivers from the travel ban. Finally, panelists will discuss efforts to build intersectional communities of resistance.
Arab Conference at Harvard is the largest pan-Arab conference in North America, bringing together nearly 1,300 students and professionals to discuss key issues with the region’s most prominent politicians, business people, and civil society leaders.