We wanna send you to listen to KHIZR KHAN!
In his memoir, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice, Khan tells the story of his family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most. An American Family is an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism in which Khzir traces his remarkable journey from humble beginnings on a poultry farm in Pakistan, to obtaining a degree from Harvard Law School, and raising a family in America. He shows what it means to leave the limitations of one’s country behind for the best values and promises of another. He also tells the story of his middle child, US Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq, and the ways in which undying pride in their son and his sacrifice have helped him and his wife endure the deepest despair a parent can know.
CIIS Public Programs and Performances and GLIDE Center for Social Justice invite you to this important and inspiring discussion with Khizr Khan about what an American looks like, what being a nation of immigrants really means, and what it is to live—rather than simply to pay lip service to—our ideals.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Glide Memorial Church | Tickets can be purchased here