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May 7, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
College of Lake County Zoom
Waukegan, IL 60085
Fatimah Asghar reading and fireside chat, in celebration of APIDA
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College of Lake County APIDA Keynote: Fatimah Asghar Fireside Chat

Friday, May 7, 2021

Join College of Lake county for a reading and fireside chat with writer and filmmaker Fatimah Asghar, highlighting and celebrating APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Heritage Month. In 2011, Asghar created a spoken word poetry group in Bosnia and Herzegovina while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-genocidal countries. She is the writer and co-creator of Brown Girls, an Emmy-Nominated web series. A Ruth Lily and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, she was also featured on the 2017 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. She is the author of If They Come For Us, and the co-editor of Halal If You Hear Me, an anthology that celebrates Muslim writers who are also women, queer, gender nonconforming and/or trans. For more information on Fatima Asghar, see