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February 2018

Forum: Immigrant Voices from New York City through Art - Dr. Masuma Ahmed

When: Sunday, February 04 2018 @ 11:00 AM - - 12:15PM
Where: Humanist House
1180 Coleman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
Description:

Times are changing. The immigrant contributions to the innovations and the making of American history are increasingly getting ignored. In response, the immigrants and women are marching across America for their voices to be heard for equality and social justice. New York City is no exception. It is a hub of 8.5 million immigrants with 8.5 million stories. You, I, and everybody else except the Native Americans are immigrants to this country. Immigrants come in many different shapes, forms, traditions, and cultural backgrounds. Can ‘ART’ be a part of the immigrant voice in America?

Dr. Masuma Ahmed is a New York City based artist, creative writer, scientist, and a high tech entrepreneur. Her creative work is a fusion of Eastern and Western traditions blending modern and traditional art techniques and themes. She had basic art training at Bangladesh National Art Institute and Yale University. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from Yale University, and was a faculty member in the Yale Physics Department. Later, she joined the high tech industry, working for Telcordia, Lockheed Martin, and Comcast as a Senior Program Director and Chief Architect. She also had a 3D technology start-up. Currently, she is engaged in capturing the voice of New York City and its immigrant fabric through her site, ‘New York City Rainbow Faces,’ www.facebook.com/nycrainbowfaces .

After the Forum, please join us for a lunch at 12:30pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.

This event is sponsored by Humanist Community in Silicon Valley

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