There Goes The Neighborhood
George Prentice, Boise Weekly news editor and host of NPR's Weekend Edition in Boise will be in conversation with Ali Noorani at Rediscovered Books on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, set out to discover what really drives America’s ongoing immigration debate. In 'There Goes The Neighborhood', Noorani reaches across the political spectrum to offer a new approach, one that confronts problems and pushes all parties outside of their comfort zone in order to reach solutions. In the process, he helps readers realize that America’s immigration debate is not about politics but about the cultures and values that shape and define America. Especially as we feel our identity, culture, and values changing shape, the collective message from the book’s diverse voices is one of hope for the future.
Ali Noorani is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration. Growing up in California as the son of Pakistani immigrants, Ali quickly learned how to forge alliances among people of wide-ranging backgrounds, a skill that has served him extraordinarily well as one of the nation’s most innovative coalition builders. Prior to joining the Forum, Ali was executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, and he has served in leadership roles within public health and environmental organizations.