SJCC President's Arts & Lectures Series: spring 2017
San Jose City College invites you to enjoy the wisdom, insights and talent of outstanding scholars and performers in our President's Arts & Lectures Program. Our events are usually held in the Technology Auditorium (T-415, 4th floor of the Technology Building), or the Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center Courtyard. See Events section for details.
Islamophobia for Fun and Profit: Why the Stereotypes Persist
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."
Sumbul Ali-Karamali, JD, LLM (Islamic Law), Bronze Medal Winner of the 2009 Independent Publisher's Awards. Author of The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing and Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam.
IN THE SJCC THEATRE
Join us for an exciting performance that takes the audience on a journey with the American legend and the father of our civil rights movement, Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave and ultimately found freedom in forgiveness.
Phil Darius Wallace portrays 14 characters who influenced Douglass' life, reconstructing the complexity and radiance of Douglass' spirit on his path to becoming the leader who inspired President Lincoln and Countless thousands who thronged to hear him speak - the rock star of his time.
Wallace's portrayal captures Douglass' essence, his humor, outrage and charisma, bringing this Self Made Man alive like never before.