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Sunday, November 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Whats in a name: Exploration of Iraqi Jewish Identity

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Sephardic, Mizrahi, Iraqi, Arab, Middle Eastern... What's in a name? These are all words that my family has identified or been identified as, yet these terms can have very different connotations and meanings. This presentation will specifically focus on the impact of history and contemporary politics on identity among the Jewish Iraqi community. I will utilize both my personal family history and academic research on the topic to reflect on the ways that Orientalism, colonialism, Zionism, modern nationalism, and geographic relocations impact identity.

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Adriana Tugg

Adriana is a Zillennial (Millennial/Gen Z) Jew of Iraqi and Ashkenazi descent. She works in home care, as a Registered Nurse, mostly providing palliative and end of life care to clients in their homes. They enjoy Jewish learning, engaging in ritual and building grassroots Jewish community... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST