Chicago Muslim community media activists come together for a panel presentation and discussion on the media and Islam in the time of Trump and how to challenge “fake news” and “alternative facts.”
Aymen Abdel Halim, Director, Muslim Media Collective: As a media researcher and educator, Aymen Abdel Halim will discuss why media literacy is critical to navigating an increasingly ubiquitous and evolving media landscape.
Bill Chambers, Editor-in-Chief, Chicago Monitor: By providing in-depth analysis of mainstream news, uncovering under-reported and unreported stories, and challenging “alternative facts,” Bill Chambers discusses how to fill the media gap.
Tahera Rahman, News Producer, Local 4 News WHBF TV: With news reporting experience inside and outside of the Muslim community, Tahera Rahman offers unique insight and perspective on US news reporting on Islam and Muslims.
Tauseef Akbar, Research Coordinator, CAIR-Chicago: As a researcher on Islamophobia, Tauseef Akbar has studied the Islamophobia industry and network and will discuss its influence and impact on media, government, and public life.
Moderated by Leena Saleh, Communications Manager for the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
The Muslim Media Collective advances media education by providing customized media and digital literacy workshops, courses, and programs for people of all ages. www.muslimmediacollective.org
American Islamic College provides students of all backgrounds with a solid liberal arts and sciences education that includes a rigorous academic formation in Islamic Studies, thereby conveying a broad understanding of the historical and global forces that have shaped intellectual debates and interpretations, as well as, the political and social structures of diverse contemporary Muslim societies. www.aicusa.edu
The Chicago Monitor is an online news, opinion, and commentary publication. It serves primarily to provide in-depth analysis of mainstream news and also uncover under-reported and unreported stories on the local, national, and international level. www.chicagomonitor.com
About Muslim Media Collective
The Muslim Media Collective advances media education by providing customized media and digital literacy workshops, courses, and programs for people of all ages.
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