Celebrate the Achievements of Arab-Americans in Media: The 2015 Jack G. Shaheen Awards

JUNE 11-14, 2015

The 2015 Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Awards

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | May 22, 2015-The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) invites you to join us in celebrating the achievements of Arab-Americans as they receive the 2015 Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Awards.

The purpose of the annual Jack Shaheen Awards is to honor Arab-American’s who excel in media studies, including journalism, radio, television, and/or film.

Dr. Jack Shaheen will present this year’s awards on the evening of Friday, June 12, 2015 at ADC’s 35th Anniversary National Convention in Washington, DC.

The recipients of the 18th Annual Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Awards are: 

Anisa Mehdi

Outstanding Achievement in Media Award

Sarah Shihadah  

Jack Shaheen Scholarship Award

Dr. Shaheen is an internationally recognized author and media critic who wrote the award-winning book and film, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. He has consulted with the United Nations and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and has been featured on numerous national network programs such as National Public Radio, CNN, MSNBC and The Today Show. 

About the Awardees:

Anisa Mehdi, “Outstanding Achievement in Media Award”

Anisa Mehdi is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and writer specializing in religion and the arts. She is the founder and president of Whetstone Productions and is a Professor of Communications at Seton Hall University where she lectures on Islam in the media, Muslim women, and on reporting religion. Read Anisa Mehdi’s full bio here.

Sarah Shihadah, “Jack Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award”

Sarah Aziza Shihadah is a writer and free-lance journalist specializing in Middle East and social justice issues. Shihadah graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. As a Fulbright Scholar, she is currently working in Amman, Jordan as a full time teacher of college-aged students with UNRWA faculty. Read Sarah Shihadah’s full bio here. 

 ADC’s 35th Anniversary National Convention

ADC invites you to join us in Celebrating 35 years of commitment to civil rights (1980-2015) at this year’s ADC National Convention

When: June 11th-14th, 2015

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