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A Highly Scientific Taxonomy of Haters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiDAztWWAuM TED Fellow Negin Farsad weaves comedy and social commentary to cleverly undercut stereotypes of her culture. In this uproarious talk/stand-up hybrid, Farsad speaks on her documentary, The Muslims Are Coming!, narrates her fight with the MTA in New York and offers a detailed breakdown of the different types of haters she’s encountered in her work. “Comedy is one of our best weapons,” she says. “We’ve tried a lot of approaches to social justice, like war and competitive ice dancing — but a lot of things are still kind of awful. I think it’s time we try and tell a really good poop joke.”

Muslim Parents’ Open Letter to Their Children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TBPsFt7w0k In a time of much division, fear, and hate, “Dear Child” is a video series that seeks to remind us of our shared humanity. We invited Muslim parents to share a message to their children about their racial and religious identity, and how to respond to prejudice and Islamophobia they may experience. We hope that one day, Muslim parents will no longer have to have this talk with their children, but until then we hope their message will awaken us to this reality they currently face and inspire understanding.

When the Personal is Political and the Political is Personal…on Film

COMPLICATED CONVERSATIONS WITH DIRECTOR PARVEZ SHARMA ON HIS NEW FILM —
A SINNER IN MECCA

By Shayna Plaut, Contributing Editor, Human Rights

Parvez Sharma is a gay, Muslim filmmaker, journalist and writer. He is originally from India and now lives in New York City. His two films: A Jihad for Love (2008) and A Sinner in Mecca (2014) are well known on the festival circuit as well as in human rights and academic circles.

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