FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (08/26/13)
WNYMuslims “No Apology” Premiere Party
WNYMuslims is excited to host the premiere of a short film “No Apology,” a reaction to negative Muslim stereotypes in the media. This thought provoking short film will be released Thursday, August 29th at 6:00 pm at UB- North Campus Student Union Room 330. The local press, politicians and local community members are encouraged to come watch, listen, and discuss.
WNYMuslims is a community based organization that serves Western New York by creating awareness, encouraging diversity, and providing service. Our mission is to empower Muslims and non-Muslims to voice, connect, and contribute by utilizing creative media.
The video was created in response to the constant negative portrayal of Islam and Muslims in the media. Production began in April, shortly after the Boston bombing that left three dead and hundreds injured.
This video provided a platform for young Muslims to speak out about the discrimination and stereotypes they feel are exacerbated by the media. In the media generally crimes committed by Muslims are associated with the religion, while crimes committed by non-Muslims are attributed to mental disease with no mention of the individual(s) religious affiliation.
WNYMuslims hopes this video will help to raise awareness of this double standard and that we may change it through advocacy and engagement. A trailer for the video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/wnymuslims.
Click here to download No Apology Premiere – Final