LECTURE | World Issues Forum, “Unchartered Distance: Performing In-Between Here and There” by Anida Yoeu Ali

a figure in a red chador stands in a Seattle market holding a sign reading "ban me" while bemused onlookers pass by

Date and Time

Wed, Nov 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

The World Issues Forum, organized by Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, challenges students, faculty, staff, and community members to be active and engaged global citizens. Distinguished guest speakers address urgent global justice topics including planetary survival; decolonization and anti-racism; human rights; migrations; and the world economy.

“Unchartered Distance: Performing In-Between Here and There”

Through performance and video works, Anida Yoeu Ali will present a body of work that provocatively considers the diasporic past and present contours of hybrid identities. Ali discusses the challenges of creating work as a diasporic artist whose experiences and privileges allow for perspectives that shift constantly between “insider/outsider” identities. Her latest performance, The Red Chador unapologetically steps directly into the global face of Islamophobia whether it’s on the streets of Paris after the Charlie Hebdo killings or on the collegiate U.S. playgrounds of wealthy Trump voters. She will speak to the difficulties of work perceived “controversial” and the challenges of a transnational collaborative practice with the goals of engaging an unsuspecting public on social issues.

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