Author to speak this month in Bluffton on Arab stereotypes

info@islandpacket.comMarch 11, 2013 

Author Jack G. Shaheen will offer insights into his lifelong struggle to correct negative stereotypes of Arabs in Hollywood films, television shows and popular culture, during an address at 5:30 p.m. March 25 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Gateway to Hilton Head campus.

Shaheen's presentation is part of an exhibit entitled "A is for Arabs" that reveals and critiques the stereotypical portraits of Arabs and Muslims in U.S. popular culture, including images from the Shaheen's archive at New York University. The exhibit is March 18-31 in the library on the Gateway to Hilton Head Campus.

Shaheen's research led to four books, including the award-winning book and film, "Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People."

Details: Call 843-208-8000

The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service