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War on Immigrants Report April 2013

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Our guest Malika Rushdan MacDonald will be briefly discussing the impact of the recent bombings on the local Muslim and the wider immigrant communities of Boston. Malika is Project Director for Boston operations with Islamic Circle ICNA Relief USA.  Malika is also an artist:

We will then speak with Amy Sara Carroll, member of the collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, coproducing the Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT) along with Ricardo Dominguez and others. Their creative project combining poetry with the search for water and coordinates along the border has led to extensive investigation by law enforcement including the NSA.

In the second half of our show we speak with Ellen Kodadek Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing Town Hall and Sami Abu Shumays, Deputy Director and musician active with and many other musical projects. How does Flushing Town Hall serve and interactive with a highly diverse immigrant community and how does it build alliances along with arts education? . In addition, Sami will play for us two Maqam pieces on his violin and explain a little about Arabic music.

For more info see: and and for archives of some previous WOIR shows see:


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