On Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30, San Francisco Main Library officials invite people to come for Arab American Stories, a free film series, presented by Detroit Public Television. There will be a short, 20-30 minute film from the series, and then a panel discussion with Lara Kiswani, the director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center; Dr. Hatem Bazian, a senior lecturer at Univerisity of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Arab Cultural and Community Center, Soraya Hosni. Serge Bakalian, the head of the Arab Film Festival and the director of the award-winning "Default: the Student Loan Documentary."
The library’s Michelle Jeffers says Detroit Public Television approached them about being part of Arab American Stories.
“They wanted to get the word out and have a cultural conversation around issues facing Arab Americans,” Jeffers said. “We’re interested in engaging diverse communities, so we immediately said yes.”
The film and discussion will be in the library’s Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin, from 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday, October 29. Jeffers says Mayor Ed Lee may stop by.