Talk: Maytha Alhassen – Breaking Into Pop Culture

14/08/2018

19:30 - 22:00

Exerzierstr. 14, 13357 Berlin

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Facebook event here.

Community talk + Q&A + Poetry Performance

► August 14th, 2018 with Maytha Alhassen

Come down to be’kech for a very special event on 14th August, where we will be joined by Maytha Alhassen to discuss her work on breaking down barriers into pop-culture and mainstream media, particularly for those from minority backgrounds.

Maytha Alhassen is a Syrian-American journalist, poet and scholar. Her work bridges the worlds of social justice, academic research, media engagement and artistic expression.

Amongst her wide-ranging portfolio of work, Alhassen has been consulting on the depiction of Arabs and Muslims for documentaries, major studio films and TV shows. She is currently advising on the development a TV show on the Muslim American experience. In her capacity as an educator, she lectures nationally across college campuses on the history of the silver and small screen’s portrayal of Arabs and Muslims, tying pop culture representations of these communities to prevailing political narratives and U.S. foreign policy in the respective regions.

You can find out more about Maytha’s work here: https://www.mayalhassen.com

Admission is free – donations are welcome

We look forward to seeing you there!

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