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Hope & Sacrifice: A conversation with Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan

Hope & Sacrifice: A conversation with Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan, Douglas A. Blackmon

Event Details

As part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, 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, Miller Center senior fellow. Book sales and signing will follow.

Admission: Tickets are $5 each and all seating is general admission. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

When
Thursday, March 22, 2018
8:00PM - 9:30PM (EDT)
Where
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Speakers
Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan, author of An American Family and This Is Our Constitution, was born in 1950, the eldest of ten children, in Gujranwala, a small city in Pakistan. He moved to the United States with his wife, Ghazala, in 1980. The couple became American citizens and raised their three sons in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their middle son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, a graduate of UVa and its Army ROTC program, was killed in 2004 while stopping a suicide attack near Baqubah, Iraq, and was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Khizr Khan holds a BA degree from the University of the Punjab, an LLB from Punjab University Law College, and an LLM from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the District of Columbia Bar, the New York State Bar, and the American Bar Association. Khan’s law practice includes complex civil litigation, electronic discovery, health privacy compliance law, and civil rights and veterans’ rights advocacy. He and Ghazala live in Charlottesville.

Douglas A. Blackmon

Douglas A. Blackmon

Douglas A. Blackmon, author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, is also a co-executive producer of the PBS documentary of the same name. He is executive producer and host of American Forum, a public affairs program produced by UVa’s Miller Center.