Aarti Shahani, Silicon Valley Correspondent, NPRNellie Bowles, Tech & Culture Reporter, The New York Times-Moderator
This program is part of ourGood Litseries, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
The American political discourse is constantly calibrating its interpretation of what it means to be American. Coming from an undocumented family herself, writer Aarti Shahani has spent her life navigating the shifting tides of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States. Her book Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmaresdocuments Shahani & her father's disparate versions of the immigrant experience, coexisting as the scholarship kid at one of Manhattan's most elite prep schools & the shopkeeper who mistakenly sells watches & calculators to the notorious Cali Cartel.
In addition to being an author, Shahani is an award-winning correspondent for NPR in Silicon Valley, covering the largest companies on Earth. Shahani remains a resounding voice advocating on behalf of our country's immigrant community. INFORUM hostsAarti Shahaniin conversation withNew York Timestech & culture writerNellie Bowles, addressing a question that plagues immigrants & natives alike: Who reallybelongs in America?
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San FranciscoTime:5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program (followed by book signing)Notes:In association with American India Foundation;Shahani photo by Nickolai Hammar
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