Book Launch: Threads From the Refugee Crisis

Verso Books
20 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join Verso BooksMuftah Magazine, and the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for the launch of Kate Evans’ new graphic novel Threads from the Refugee Crisis! BISR’s Anthony Alessandrini will sit down with Evans, Muftah’s Maryam Jamshidi, and Syrian activist Loubna Mrie for a discussion of the Syrian refugee crisis, its portrayal by Western media, and the United States’ role in exacerbating the forced migration of peoples from war-torn regions. The event is free and open to the public.


  • Anthony Alessandrini

    Anthony Alessandrini is Brooklyn Institute faculty member and professor of English at Kingsborough Community College-CUNY. He is also on the faculty of the MA Program in Middle Eastern Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he’s a member of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change. He is the author of Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different; the editor of Frantz Fanon: Critical Perspectives; and the co-editor of “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey. He is a Co-Editor of Jadaliyya E-Zine and a contributor to Status Audio Journal.

  • Kate Evans

    Kate Evans is a cartoonist, artist, and activist. She is the author of numerous books and zines, including Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg, Bump: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby and Funny Weather: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know about Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out. She was awarded the John C. Laurence Award in 2016.

  • Loubna Mrie

    Loubna Mrie is a Syrian civil rights activist and photojournalist.

  • Maryam Jamshidi 

    Maryam Jamshidi is a lawyer and writer with nearly 10 years of experience working on issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Maryam’s writing has appeared in various academic publications, as well as in media outlets such as Al Jazeera English and TruthOut. She is the founder of and serves as Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law School.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm
September 19, 2017


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