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Know to Grow: Reclaiming My Time:How to push back against harmful stereotypes in media as a minority
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
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Know To Grow: Reclaiming My Time: How to push back against harmful stereotypes in media as a minority
Presented by Rowaida Abdelaziz
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12 pm CST
(10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 1 pm Eastern)
Working in media as a journalist of color has made one thing abundantly clear: There is a severe lack of nuance in the way the media depicts minorities, especially Muslims. The coverage is simplistic and doesn’t reflect the richness of our communities. These generalizations are putting Muslims in danger on a regular basis, producing a climate where too many people feel emboldened to attack their neighbors. In this webinar, we will open up to one another and discuss how these harmful narratives affect certain communities, Muslims and others, explore what we can do to overcome them, and explore solutions to embolden one another to stand against an industry that sometimes seems to be working against us.
ABOUT ROWAIDA ABDELAZIZ
Rowaida Abdelaziz is a journalist at Huffpost, where she focuses on reporting on civil rights and social justices issues within the Muslim and MENA communities. Rowaida spearheads the coverage of Islamophobia and the rising anti-Muslim sentiment across the U.S at Huffpost. Her goal is to provide guidance for diverse coverage of the Muslim community in mainstream media.
In 2016, Rowaida was a lead reporter for the Islamophobia Tracker, a project that documented the anti-Muslim rhetoric that spiked across the U.S. She also launched HuffPost's Tomorrow Inshallah, a community Facebook page that targets and amplifies Muslim voices and perspectives. Fluent in Arabic, Rowaida also has written numerous stories on the Middle East and covered the refugee crises in Syria, Yemen and other parts of the Arab world. In her free time, Rowaida loves to spend time with her family and friends over a good cup of coffee.