CAIR-Philadelphia’s documentary, Brown Skin Funny Names, will air Saturdays at 7:30pm on PhillyCAM (Philadelphia Community Access Media) this week and through February.
Brown Skin, Funny Names is a 24-minute documentary that explores the perception of identity and race in post-9/11 America. Experts and community activists featured in this film talk about Pennsylvania’s anti-Muslim bill, House Bill 2029, in the larger context of racially motivated laws and policies in America, while digging deep and sharing their own life experiences.
This film brings attention to issues that affect marginalized communities, gives an insider’s look into the lives of ordinary Muslims, and spotlights continued work opposing ANTI-SHARIA House Bill 2029. Brown Skin, Funny Names will be available to community leaders and educators for community screenings. It is used to educate and initiate sincere discussions around the issues of race, identity and effects of post-9/11 policies on American Muslims.
Rugiatu Conteh, Producer and Director, is an independent filmmaker that creates media and entertainment to highlight social issues and spends her time involved in social activism. She has been featured on local and national news, including ABC News Good Morning America, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Metro speaking on issues relating to post 9/11 policies.
Featured in the film is Amara S. Chaudhry, Esq., who currently serves as Civil Rights Director and Staff Attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Philadelphia Office (CAIR-Philadelphia) and Chair of the Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and Board Member of ACLU of Pennslvania.
Moein Khawaja was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. His activism experience began during his undergraduate years at the University of Illinois where he participated in the Muslim Brotherhood proxy ‘Muslim Students Association’ and developed an extensive leadership training program. Moein is currently pursuing a law degree from the University of Indiana Bloomington. He is the former Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Starting: January 19th at 7:30pm
Channel: PhillyCAM – Comcast 66/966 and Verizon 29/30
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