May 5

Student Dinner with Asian American Month Convo Speaker, Negin Farsad

5:30 – 7:00 pm / Stimson House
Negin Farsad is at the forefront of social justice comedy – a field that she insists totally exists (or should). As one of few Iranian-American Muslim female comedian/filmmakers, this TED Senior Fellow uses humor to bridge the racial, religious, social, and immigrant gap. She is the author of the forthcoming book How to Make White People Laugh. Her most recent work is a feature documentary called The Muslims Are Coming! that takes a group of Muslim-American comedians on the road to unlikely stops in generally red states to perform shows, meet locals and dispel Islamophobia through jokes. Farsad brings real world activist comedy experience, a dash of comedy philosophy, and a touch of public policy for an engaging look at the issues in her presentation titled "Comedic Justice."

Sponsored by Office of Intercultural & International Life. Contact: Michael Hodges, Office of Intercultural & International Life, x4014