Pass the MiC Podcast: Immigration Pt.2

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:40pm
In another two-part roundtable from Pass the MiC’s Fall 2019 season, Anu, Dierra, and guests Umaima Abbasi (she/her), Zoha Bharwani (she/her), Ayah Kutma (she/her), and Sandra Perez (she/her) take on the complexities and difficulties that stem from the US immigration system.
You can listen to Part I here. 
In Part II, Pass the MiC is joined by a new voice: senior Ayah Kutma, who reflects on her experiences as daughter to two Syrian immigrants. Sandra and Umaima offer their own complicated relationships with their parents, and the effect immigration has played on all the perspectives involved. The group finishes up with a discussion on assimilation and the pressures that lead to erasure of culture.
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Zoha, the creative of color for the episode, lends some insight into her senior thesis play, Displace. She explains how her formative experiences in the United Arab Emirates, combined with the lack of accurate portrayals in the media, led her to write and create the show. 
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Thank you again to all the guests. This episode was hosted and produced by Anurima Kumar and Dierra Barlow, edited and engineered by Victor Imbo, and audio produced by Monica Kim and Rashika Rao.
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