My Name is Khan

 

In response to Call for Unity and Solidarity by STARI, a national Coalition to

Stand Together Against Racism and Islamophobia

Rochester Peace Action and Education Presents

The Award-Winning Film

My Name is Khan

Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irondequoit Town Library, Rm: Irondequoit Bay
1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617 (Enter from Kings Hwy)
** Free and Open to the Public **

My Name is KhanCome and enjoy this delightful film that portrays life from the perspective of the Muslim refugees and immigrants in this country.

My Name is Khan tells the story of immigrant, Rizvan Khan and his family. Rizvan initially thrives in this country, but following 9/11, everything changes. After his family is devastated by a racist attack, Rizvan sets out to tell the President “My name is Khan and I’m not a Terrorist”.         The film follows his quest across the US where he meets many different people and has adventures both positive and negative. But throughout his travels, his honesty, generosity and loving heart affect everyone he encounters.

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My Name is Khan is a Bollywood production From Dharma Productions and RedChillies Productions starring hugely popular international stars, Shah Rukh Khan, and Kajol Devgan.

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My Name is Khan was Bollywood’s response to the anti-immigrant sentiment, dubbed Islamophobia, that arose in the United States after 9/11.               Today, exaggerated fears of ISIS and Syrian refugees have once again fueled the ugliness of Islamophobia, with attacks on mosques and vicious political rhetoric.

Due to the devastation caused by wars in the Middle East, Americans are once again allowing insecurity to overcome their compassion and good will.   Once again Americans are challenged to open our hearts to strangers.   It is good to be reminded of how our world looks to them.           You might be pleasantly surprised.

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