American, Female, and Muslim, brooklyn historical society, Debbie Almontaser
American, Female, and Muslim, brooklyn historical society, Debbie Almontaser


On Tuesday, July 12, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host an introduction to a panel of pioneering and dynamic women entitled American, Female, and Muslim.  From an author to a school teacher to the founder of a media and tech company, these women challenge outdated cultural identities with each stride they make.

Debbie Almontaser leads a panel of pioneering Muslim American women who look at their multilayered and complex personaliteis through comedy, literature, fashion, and Twitter. Among a long list of cultural and educational accomplishments, Almontaser was the founding principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy, a New York Arab-themed public school, named after the Christian Arab poet, Khalil Gibran.

The discussion will help enlighten listeners as they explore the realities of a culture that is often heavily scrutinized in the media.  Panelists include Kaye M., creator of #YesAllWomen and #NotYourStockMuslim, Negin Farsad, author of How to Make White People Laugh, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of, and Laila Alawa, founder of

6:30 pm
$10/$5 for BHS and G-W Members
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This event will take place at the Brooklyn Historical Society: 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


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  1. My life in Liberal Klans Oregon!!

    Arab/Muslim Americans are treated less than animals! We are called Sand N…

    We are being prosecuted in a daily basis! High tech lynching, institutionally racism! Especially for Arab women!!

    Oregon former late A.G. Dave Frohnmayer had my SS# blocked & prevented me from getting employed, made me homeless and jobless!

    He was the one who started & initiated the fraud of taking over our homes!!

    His bank robber Rep. Bob Ackerman, Doug McCool and Margaret Hallock hired Scarlet Lee/Barnhart Associates, forged my family’s signature, gave our fully paid Condo to the thief Broker Bob Ogle. And his mom Karen Ogle ” who was working in the USA Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1997-1999 & administered the power of attorney to have my sister signed it and add her son to the deed,”, without my signature!!

    Bob Ackerman had never responded to the Summon from the Court, and the sheriff never served him or arrested him either!!

    ThIs is what kind of criminal government we have in Oregon!!

    I ran five times for public offices! Voter Fraud & Sedition by Lane County government to protect & cover up for the two criminals Frohnmayer & Ackerman!!

    Oregon government is complicit with their crimes!!

    Please sign petition.

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