Free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary.
“The Rights of Memory” is a forum for a civic dialogue about the social, religious, cultural, and political issues raised by the controversy sparked by the Cordoba Initiative/Park 51 project. The animating question of the forum is what this civic Rohrschach reveals about our collective memory of 9/11 and the competing visions of the society we imagine ourselves to be a decade later. The emphasis of this public conversation is dialogue rather than monologue. Panelists will speak for 5-10 minutes apiece, contextualizing the topic for each session, and then participate in the discussion that follows.
Speakers and moderators include, but are not limited to: Robert Snyder, Marci Reaven, Jack Tchen, Sally Yerkovich, Steven Brier, Hasia Diner, Mary Segers, Deepa Kumar, Fran Bartkowski, Sadia Abbas, Biju Mathew, Ed Kashi, Christian Parenti, M. William Howard, Imam Mohammad Ahmad Hasan Qatanani, Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz, Daisy Khan, and more.
Sessions 1-3: Essex West room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ
Session 4: Engelhard Hall, 190 University Avenue, Newark, NJ
Co-sponsored by: Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers-Newark; the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers-Newark; the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, the Department of English, the Graduate Program in American Studies, and the Institute of Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience; the Eagleton Institute’s Program on Immigration and Democracy, Rutgers-New Brunswick; and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute and the Hagop Kervorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University.