Film Screening: By the Dawn’s Early Light (Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf)

Event time: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse
New Haven 06511
Event description: 
By the Dawn’s Early Light: Film Screening and Talk Back featuring Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
Luce Hall Auditorium see map 
34 Hillhouse Ave.
Sponsored by RITM
Twenty years before Colin Kaepernick ignited a national protest by taking a knee during the anthem, free throw shooting star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf took a stand by sitting down and was suspended by the NBA. On Oct 26, Abdul-Rauf will be on campus for a talk-back after the documentary film screening “By the Dawn’s Early Light” with filmmaker Prof Zareena Grewal (American Studies). The film explores Abdul-Rauf ’s protest of the national anthem and subsequent suspension and the national debate it sparked about race, politics, religion, and freedom of speech. He will discuss the similarities and differences between the political climate in the nineties and the movement in sports today inspired by Kaepernick and the #blacklivesmatter movement as we confront entrenched and evolving forms of racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia and the divisive debates over the meanings of national symbols in our tense election season. Note: ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” will be on site to film this special event.
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Co-sponsors include the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the Department of Film and Media Studies, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of American Studies, the Council on Middle East Studies, Public Humanities at Yale, the Ethnicity, Race & Migration Program, the Muslim Students Association, and the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration
Open to: 
General Public