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Date: Wednesday, November 5th
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location: Metropolitan State University, Law Enforcement Criminal Justice and Education Center
Address: Room 112, 9110 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Please join the conversation, which will follow introductory remarks by Metropolitan State University Devinder Malhotra, with these panel discussants:
Kyle Loven, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Minneapolis
Imam Hassan Mohamud, Minnesota's Da'wah Institute
Jon Olson, Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Ilhan Omar, Senior Policy Aide to Minneapolis City Councilmember Andrew Johnson
Dr. Hal Pickett, Director, Headway Emotional Health Services
This event is sponsored by Metropolitan State University’s School of Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, American Democracy Project, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Student Club, Hennepin County Technical College School of Law Enforcement, and the FBI Minneapolis Citizens Academy Alumni Association.
For more information, please contact School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice professors Raj Sethuraju at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jill Peterson at email@example.com.
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This Media Education Center video offers a series of stand-alone interviews with some of the most prominent scholars, experts, and activists in political and social thought that critique mainstream media's coverage of the war on terrorism. Featuring Interviews with: Seth Ackerman, Belquis Ahmadi, Joan Blades, Maliha Chishti, Noam Chomsky, Jo Commerford, Kevin Danaher, Cynthia Enloe, Henry Giroux, Janine Jackson, Robert Jensen, Sut Jhally, Darryl Kimball, Michael Kimmel, Mhahsa Khanbabai, Naomi Klein, Manning Marable, Mark Crispin Miller, Bernie Sanders, Ritu Sharma, Vandana Shiva, and Alisa Solomon.
"A far cry from media depictions of extremist militants, America’s small community of Muslims longs to be heard and understood. This documentary attempts to bridge the cultural chasm between mainstream U.S. society and Muslim Americans whose hopes and dreams are no different than those of previous immigrant generations. Focusing on Pakistani-born citizens and their families, the film highlights similarities between Islam and the other Abrahamic faiths, celebrates cultural richness and diversity, and dispels stereotypes by addressing questions from non-Muslim Americans in candid interviews."