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Muslim youth: Register now to attend conference with local Muslim political & media professionals
media or politics so that our communities’ perspectives are represented at decision-making tables where professionals influence public opinion and laws every day. We're holding this pre-event conference to help you get there!
Join us on Friday, December 16, from 5:15pm to 6:30pm at MAPS in Redmond for a private conference so you can meet and learn from local Muslim political and media professionals. Most of these professionals got their start as volunteers and interns, which gave them the experience they needed to get to decision-making positions in media and politics.
Research: American Muslims are Model U.S. Citizens
A new survey by the ISPU found that American Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens. 85% of American Muslims "have a strong American identity," just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment. Read the full survey report at: www.ispu.org/poll
1 in 18 Medical Doctors in U.S. is American Muslim
Loaded News Coverage, Commentary Can Fuel Hate, Prejudice
Research by U. of Hawaii, U. of Exeter & National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates that media content can have a direct effect on hate and prejudice against minority groups. It’s the tone of news coverage and commentary, not an event itself that determines how the public reacts and whether members of a minority group will face hate violence. Accurate language can inform readers, while loaded ethnically and religiously language misleads readers and fuels hate and prejudice.
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