Book Discussion on The Accidental American
Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh talked about the book they co-authored, The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of… read more
Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh talked about the book they co-authored, The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; (September 1, 2008. The book is about U.S. immigration policy and Fekkak Mamdouh’s personal story. Mamdouh is a former headwaiter at the Windows on the World restaurant (North Tower of the World Trade Center) who lost 73 colleagues in the 9/11 attacks. The experience of that day drove Mamdouh to co-found an organization to aid immigrant workers. Ms. Sen read selections from the book during her remarks. Mr. Mamdouh talked about his experience, and introduced Saru Jayaraman, his co-founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. The authors responded to questions from audience members.
Rinku Sen is president and executive director of the Applied Research Center and the publisher of ColorLines magazine. She is the author of Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing." close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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