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Islamophobia: Mind & Media

Wed, March 9, 2011 • 7:00 PM • GSB 2.124

Islamophobia is defined as having an irrational fear or prejudice towards Islam and Muslims. The media has portrayed Islam in several different lights with images, video, and commentary on the actions of Muslims around the world.

From Park 51 to the Qur'an burning to the current political instability in the Middle East, every day, Muslims are on the news.

Have you wondered if what you see is true? Do you feel afraid of the increa...sing population of Muslims? Do you wish to sort fact from fiction?

The UT Muslim Students' Association presents Islamophobia: Mind & Media with Dr. Snehal Shingavi. He is a professor of the English department, having received his PhD from UC Berkeley. Dr. Shingavi won the Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, has published articles in several journals including International Socialist Review, and has appeared as a commentator on programs such as Hardball on CNN.

Dr. Shingavi will first briefly address the topic and then open the floor up for Q&A.Please join us for this enlightening, engaging and informative event in the Business School (GSB 2.124) on 21st and Speedway.

Sponsored by: The UT Muslim Students' Association


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