A Creative Conversation with Silk Road Rising
Tuesday December 3rd 2019, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Design Museum Presents a screening of Obstacle Course, a new video play written by Jamil Khoury, Founding Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising. Screening will take place at the Design Museum of Chicago at 72 E. Randolph St. and will be followed by a lively discussion on the themes and issues surrounding the video play.
Set in Naperville, Illinois, this 45-minute video play, adapted from Khoury’s stage play Mosque Alert, explores reactions to a proposed Islamic community center on the site of a beloved landmark. Allyship, municipal politics, and Islamophobia all intersect in this head-on collision between Not in My Backyard fear mongering, well-intentioned liberalism, and the peaceful practice of faith.
Design Museum Presents lectures are free and open to the public.