The Lower East Side is an iconic neighborhood associated with many immigrant and migrant communities, as well as cultural movements. It is, however, rarely thought of in the context of the Muslim community who have called the neighborhood home over time. May is Lower East Side History Month, and this Tenement Talk in partnership with the Muslims for American Progress, will explore the diversity of the Muslim communities on the LES.
Abeda Khanam, educator, community leader, grew up on Orchard St
Rashidah Ismaili, poet, Benin-immigrant who lived on the LES during the Black Arts Movement
Ali Abbas, writer and filmmaker
Members at the Contributor level and above are able to reserve seats.