Misrepresentation of Minorities in the Media Week, 11/16-20
Learn and discuss how the mainstream media uses language, rhetoric and images to portray certain stereotypes and misrepresent various minority groups. The week includes a panel discussion with reporters and professors, a documentary, and media training. There will be free food at every event.
Monday 11/16 -- Panel discussion on the Misrepresentation of minorities in the media
Speakers: Abdi Aynte (BBC and Voice of America); Catherine Squires (Professor of People of Color and the Mass Media at the School of Journalism and Mass communications); Steven Renderos (Media justice organizer with the Mainstreet Project); and Tamim Saidi (Islamic Resource Group and writer for EngageMN.com).
The panel will include free food and a Q & A session.
Location/time: Mississippi room (Coffman Union) 7-9:30pm
COSPONSORED BY: Al-Madinah Cultural Center, the Muslim Students Association, Black Student Union, La Raza Student Cultural Center, the Somali Student Association, and The Minnesota Daily.
Wednesday 11/18 -- Documentary screening: Peace, propaganda and the promised land: US Media and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. There will be a discussion afterward with free snacks.
Location/time: Coffman Union, room 217, 4-6pm
Thursday 11/19 -- Media training by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Learn how to be involved with the media, how to communicate with the press, and how to respond when receiving negative press coverage (ex: how to write a letter to the editor? how to write a press release?)
Speaker: Jessica Zikri, CAIR communications director
Location/time: Coffman Union, room 217, 6-8pm
This event is ideal for ogranizations, community leaders, student groups, or for anyone who wants to know about how the media works from an insider. Free snacks provided.
Contact Lolla Mohammed Nur at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.