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|Film screening, 'Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People'|
|Date||Thursday February 26|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
|meca [at] mecaforpeace.org|
After the film, join us for a dynamic panel on the impact of Islamophobia & anti-Arab racism on community members, students, teachers! How can we effectively confront it in our neighborhoods, classrooms, workplaces and schools?
Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, REEL BAD ARABS explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs, offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in US history, and why they matter so much today. The film underscores the need for counter-narratives that do justice to the diversity, humanity, and richness of Arab history and culture. It also shows how US domestic and international policies affect the lives of individual Arabs.
PANEL of EDUCATOR/ACTIVISTS:
Lara Kiswani is an active organizer around war, militarism, Arab feminisms, Palestine and immigrant rights. She cofounded Students for Justice in Palestine and is executive director of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center.
Dr. Samia Shoman is from Beit Hanina in Palestine. She has taught at San Francisco State and currently teaches World History at Hillsdale High School.
Rama Kased is coordinator/instructor for the Metro Academy of Health at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. She is writing her dissertation on community health, critical pedagogy, and social justice.
Elsadig Elsheikh (Moderator) directs the global justice program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. He was associate editor of Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary in Global Contexts.
Benefit for children in Palestine.