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UNI Department of Philosophy and Religion to discuss media's portrayal of Muslim women

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Martha Reineke, professor of religion, (319) 273-6233
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing and Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Philosophy and Religion will host a panel discussion, 'Nothing But a Burka? Muslim Women and the U.S. Media,' Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley 115.

The panelists are Shafiqa Fakir, graduate student in English language and literature; Salma Akbar, student in English language and literature; Susan Hill, associate professor of religion; and Martha J. Reineke, professor of religion. They will examine media stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslim women, and address the diversity of those women's lives and religious practices.