American Enough

American Enough

Speakers

Vikrum Aiyer

American Enough Podcast/Postmates

Pete Buttigieg

City of South Bend

Ravi Patel

Meet The Patels

Are you #AmericanEnough?

In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump vowed to restore "unity" in the United States. But already the rhetoric, culture, and policies of the country, have declared: immigrants from certain nations as not 'fit enough for this country', transgender individuals as not fit enough for our military, and perpetrators of sexual assault as victims. Even entire Cities, and Nations across the world, are being scolded via Presidential tweet for not being enough of an American ally.
In this existential moment for our nation's identity, former Barack Obama White House senior advisor Vikrum Aiyer takes the stage with the ACLU leadership, Mayors, and Ravi Patel (Actor & Writer of the critically acclaimed Meet the Patels) to examine the challenges fueling divisions in our country, and the opportunities to build bridges among American communities.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Podcast
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate