Hope & Sacrifice: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Thu. March 22, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Hosted by: International Neighbors, International Rescue Committee, the Miller Center at UVA, Rumi Forum for Interfaith Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding, and Blue Ridge chapter, United Nations Association of the United States of America


Khizr Khan (An American Family) will discuss his experiences as an immigrant, our rights as Americans, and the legacy of democracy that we are each empowered to protect; in conversation with Douglas Blackmon. Book sales and signing will follow.


Why should you attend?

“Khan’s story is both unique and archetypal. Like generations of immigrants before them, the Khans sacrificed in order to achieve the American Dream.”—BookPage

“Khan’s aspirational memoir reminds us all why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands.”—Kirkus Reviews

  • In fewer than three hundred words, Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution.
  • In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khan is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system.
  • By sharing his story, Khan reminds readers to stand up for their beliefs, across the political spectrum.
  • Khan’s book for young readers, This Is Our Constitution, also shares fascinating personal insights into the history of American democracy, reminding everyone why the Constitution still matters.

The Festival will provide 100 complimentary tickets to this program for service recipients of our community partner organizations. To learn more, please contact Sarah Lawson.

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