ISPU Annual Banquet 2014 - Cultural Production: Reshaping the American Muslim Narrative
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Potentially more important to the improvement of their condition in the country than political engagement, American Muslims need to develop cultural authority — the attainment of a position of respect and authenticity as equal, contributing members of society. This may be achieved by acting as culture producers in the arts, entertainment, and even the national vocabulary, so that the public has a familiarity and regard for American Muslims — a demographic that spans every conceivable ethnic, racial and social group in America. In fact, cultural production will show that the American Muslim community is a cross-section of America.
Join us as we explore the current narrative about American Muslims. Who has shaped it in the past? What factors are influencing it in the present? How will the American Muslim community contribute to pop culture, the arts, and entertainment to participate in writing its own story?
Featuring a keynote address by Aasif Mandvi of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and HBO's The Brink.
Listen to Aasif Discuss Comedy's Role in Building Understanding
Saturday, November 22, 2013 at 5:30 P.M.
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$100 Per Person
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