On Wednesday evening, June 28 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a panel discussion on the timely topic, “Who is Muslim.” It will be led by Imam Khalid Latif, chaplain at NYU, and will feature a distinguished panel of Muslims living in America who will “challenge stereotypes, highlight alternative narratives, and share their hopes for America’s evolution.” Admission is $5, or free for BHS members. Tere’s more information, and you may buy or reserve tickets here.
On Thursday evening, June 29 at 6:30 Kay S. Hymowitz, contributing editor of City Journal and author of The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back, will discuss the
seeming Renaissance of Brooklyn’s ever-changing landscape through seven neighborhoods: Park Slope, Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brownsville, Sunset Park, and Canarsie. In this exploration, Hymowitz looks at the successes of black and white middle classes, local policies, and small businesses, while assessing the challenges left for recent immigrants and other diverse communities trying to thrive.
Admission is $5, or free for BHS members. There’s more information and you may buy or reserve tickets here.