Event / The Guardian Live

In Conversation with Ilhan Omar

16 Jun 2020 – 18:30 - 19:30

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar will talk about her new book, This is What America Looks Like.

As the first refugee, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress, Omar has become a powerful voice for the vulnerable, standing up to divisive right-wing politics. Along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she is a member of The Squad, four young women elected to Congress in 2018 who are championing progressive policies like The Green New Deal and Medicare for All.

In the book, Omar chronicles her incredible story, beginning with her childhood in Mogadishu and moving through the four years she spent in a Kenyan refugee camp, to her arrival in America speaking only Somali, and her triumphant election to the US House of Representatives.

She will be talking about what it means to be an immigrant and Muslim in the US today, the impending presidential election, standing up to Trump, and why now more than ever, it is important we celebrate our differences.

This event will be livestreamed and you will have a chance to ask your own questions.

Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of This is What America Looks Like at checkout for the special combined price of £21 including postage and packing (RRP £16.99).*

This event will be hosted on a third-party live streaming platform BlueJeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket to the event. After registering, you will receive a unique link 24 hours in advance to access the event online.

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*Please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.

This Is What America Looks Like
My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman
The Guardian Live
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