2020 Books in Bloom Festival: Immigration and Identity Panel

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The Downtown Columbia Partnership proudly announces the fourth annual Books in Bloom Festival, the ultimate celebration of the joys of books and reading with world-famous authors. Books in Bloom returns this summer through a virtual series!

Abdi Nor Iftin, Author of Call Me American, A. Naomi Paik, Author of Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary, Understanding U.S. Immigration for the 21st Century, and Laura Briggs, Author of Taking Children: A History of American Terror

Immigration is increasingly politicized under the Trump Administration, but the barriers to immigration are embedded in the United States. In this session, Professor A. Naomi Paik and Laura Briggs will speak to the history of immigration and how it has evolved in the last four years. Abdi Nor Iftin, who posted secret dispatches to NPR when Islamic radicalists took over his home country of Mogadishu in 2006, will share his journey to America and the obstacles he overcame.

Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-and-identity-panel-tickets-113354293744

While this year's Books in Bloom may look different, we're thrilled to continue the tradition of bringing community members, local businesses, and the country's brightest authors together to celebrate the joy of books and reading in a format that fits the needs of today's world.

The Books in Bloom Festival continues throughout August. Check for more updates on https://www.booksinbloommd.com.


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