In the first Global Issues of the year on campus, lawyer and activist Arjun Sethi will speak on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 from the perspective of Sikh Americans.
“I knew within hours of the attack that the history of the United States would forever be changed, and my life in this country would forever be changed,” Sethi wrote recently. “Being a Sikh American, who can be readily identified by their articles of faith –my long hair and beard– I thought, would I be a target? Would members of my community be a target? Would my Muslim friends be a target, precisely because of what unfolded that day?”
In addition to speaking to students and faculty Friday evening, Sethi will meet with students and faculty involved in various Constructive Engagement of Conflict (CEC) programs on campus including the Amnesty International chapter and CEC student leaders.