ICCNC: Sumbul Ali-Karamali is an American Muslim author, that talks about "Islamophobia for Fun and Profit: Why We have the Stereotypes and What We Can Do About Them"
Sumbul Ali-Karamali is an American Muslim author and lawyer who grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles. In addition to her degree in English from Stanford and her law degree from University of California at Davis, she has a degree in Islamic law from the University of School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Through her books, essays, and lectures, she answers questions on Islam and Muslims, both from within her tradition and from an academic perspective.
About the Talk: Why do we have negative stereotypes of Islam and Muslims in the first place? Stereotypes permeate film, television, books (both academic and popular), media, and the internet. Why, despite significant efforts, have these stereotypes only increased rather than decreased in recent years? Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing, discusses the historical, psychological, and monetary reasons behind Islamophobia."
The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing discuss the historical, psychological, and monetary reasons behind Islamophobia."
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
Location; 1433 Madison St., Oakland CA 94612. Phone 510-832-7600