The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) invites you to join us in celebrating the 2022 Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Media Scholarship recipients and their accomplishments.
The purpose of the Scholarship is to honor Arab Americans who excel in media studies, including journalism, radio, television, and/or film by rewarding them with a scholarship named after the late Dr. Jack Shaheen.
Dr. Shaheen was an internationally recognized American Arab academic, author, lecturer and media critic, wrote the award-winning book and film, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. Dr. Shaheen addressed orientalism and combatted Arab and Muslim racism in western media. He and his wife Bernice established this scholarship so that new generations of students can continue his vision by working to dispel damaging cultural images, offering insights drawn directly from their heritage to bring about positive change.
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Meet the 2022 Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Media Scholarship Awardees:
Noor Aldayeh is a visual artist from Torrance, California. She is a Film and Media student at Emory University minoring in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies, and acts as a student photographer for the Communications Office of the university. Being a queer daughter of two Middle Eastern immigrants, a lot of Aldayeh’s work revolves around commentary on Orientalism, more specifically the orientalist gaze as it pertains to women and gender non-conforming individuals in the MENA region. She is heavily concerned with the representation of MENA and its individuals especially as it pertains to Western media. An avid concert goer and fan, if Aldayeh is not at a show, you can probably find her out and about photographing in the city she is in or adding an excessive amount of songs to her Spotify library.
Mia Hanna is a filmmaker based in Detroit and studying at Wayne State University. Being Lebanese, she was born and raised in the Middle East and moved to Michigan to study film and follow her dreams. She strives to make films that accurately portray Arab people and aims to regain the narrative. Making a space for people of color in media and film is a top priority for Mia. Stay tuned for what is coming!
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Stay tuned for more details! We hope you can join us at the Convention and Gala. See you then!
June 17 & June 18
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400 NEW JERSEY AVE NW
?WASHINGTON, DC, 20001