Raving Barwari was late to high school on September 11th, 2001, and arrived to find upset classmates and teachers. He was asked to write an essay about the events as they unfolded, and one of his teachers, a native New Yorker, couldn’t bring himself to teach as he followed the news. Raving explains that he realized the full impact when he traveled afterwards, where he would be subject to additional security screenings because he was born in the Middle East.
Storyteller: Raving Barwari
Date of Story: 11 September, 2001
Location of Story: San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Date: 9 September, 2016