Don’t miss out! Hear from renowned media expert Dr. Jack Shaheen at #ArabAmericanSummit!

This November, at The Arab American Summit, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is thrilled to offer participants the chance to hear live from mass media expert, acclaimed author and compassionate philanthropist, Dr. Jack G. Shaheen! He will lead a special session during the Summit, themed From Marginalized to Organized: A Conversation on the State of Arab American Civil Rights with Dr. Jack Shaheen.


Shaheen, who is the recipient of ACCESS’ 2015 Arab American of the Year Award, is renowned worldwide for his lectures and published work, which illustrate the damaging consequences of ethnic stereotyping of Arabs, Asians, African Americans and others. As a distinguished media expert, he has worked with CBS News on Middle East Affairs and on several Hollywood films. Shaheen has conducted seminars throughout the Middle East and consulted with the United Nations and various federal and state agencies, including the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

Shaheen is internationally known for his literary works and 300-plus essays featured in publications, including NewsweekThe Washington Post and college textbooks. He is the author of The TV Arab, Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture and the award-winning Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. A number of his books will be available for purchase at the Summit.

Shaheen, with the help of his wife, Bernice Shaheen, collected and analyzed materials that depicted Arabs and Muslims as the godless "cultural other." The Jack G. Shaheen Archive now contains nearly 3,000 motion pictures and television programs.

He is the recipient of two Fulbright teaching awards, and has received degrees from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri. He has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2013), given to those who have distinguished themselves in the “cultural mosaic” of America by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Dr. Jack Shaheen. Register for the Summit today!

The Arab American Summit, a biennial conference on Arab American issues, is a two-day symposium—Nov. 7 to 8 in Dearborn, Mich.—for leaders, advocates, students, activists and allies to gather from across the country. The Summit will feature forums on issues facing the Arab American community and strategies for overcoming them; workshops on nonprofit management, leadership, activism and advocacy; as well as a customized track for high school students.

Registration is now open! Click here for more information and to take advantage of the early bird rates. 

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