Arab Voices Across the Waters: Social Media and the Mainstream Press

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
1071
CASL Building
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How do Arab Americans navigate pressures to silence their voices? How do they respond to turmoil in their ancestral lands?

Join students in HIST/AAST 3673 and the MEST Integrated Bands program for a panel discussion:

Arab Voices Across the Waters: Social Media and the Mainstream Press

Panelists

  • Yasmeen Alamiri “Navigating the News Industry: why representation matters in the newsroom.”  Yasmeen is Iraqi American News Editor at the PBS NewsHour based in Washington, DC. She covered the White House for a variety of domestic and international news outlets, and traveled widely during her reporting on Guantanamo, international economic summits, and crises across the Middle East.
  • Zena Nassereddine “Dancing in the Streets of Beirut: Letters to Lebanon,” a locally produced video in response to the recent demonstrations in Lebanon.
  • Michael Fawaz “Exile and the Poetry of Longing,” his poetry on the topics of exile and longing.

This event is open to the public. Reception will follow.

Sponsored by the MEST Integrated Bands program: “Transnational Middle East.”

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Hosted by:

MEST Integrated Bands program

Contact:

Prof. Hani Bawardi

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