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Comedic Resistance: An Evening with Negin Farsad

United Minorities Council
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Nov 15 7:00PM - 8:00PM

The last event of UMCs Unity Month is coming up onNovember 15th! The theme of this years Unity Month was Recognizing Resistance and revolved around the various innovative and creative means by which people practice resistance in their daily lives. Embodying this years theme, Keynote Speaker and comedian Negin Farsad will be speaking about how she uses her comedy as a form of social justice activism and resistance. Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American and Muslim comedian, actress, writer, and filmmaker who has used her platform to speak out against a wide variety of social justice issues. She began her career in politics but then decided to dedicate herself to her creative endeavors while still service civic causes. She directed the Netflix documentary The Muslims are Coming and recently released the book How to Make White People Laugh. We look forward to having Farsad perform and discuss her work with us!

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