2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

American Muslim Media: Taking Back Our Narrative

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon F
500 E 4th St

American Muslims make up less than 2% of the total population in America, yet through social media we have been able to impact American society socially, economically and politically; as well as reclaim our narrative from mainstream media outlets who have chosen to focus on negative examples of American Muslims or lump us in with Muslims from various other societies. This panel of American Muslim media professionals will discuss how they have used these platforms to promote understanding of Muslims, build tolerance and promote positive work being done by their community.

Hashtags: #sxsw #USmuslims


Amanda Quraishi at SXSW

Amanda Quraishi


DarkMatter Digital Media

AMANDA QURAISHI is the Digital Media Consultant at DarkMatter Digital Media and the Principle Web Media Strategist for BlogathonATX.

Presently she serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Impa...

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Eman H Aly at SXSW

Eman H Aly

Digital Strategist & Research Specialist

Health Media Collaboratory

Eman H. Aly works for the Health Media Collaboratory (HMC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is a digital strategist and a research specialist. In her role at HMC, she devises and...

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Fatemeh Fakhraie at SXSW

Fatemeh Fakhraie


Muslimah Media Watch

Fatemeh started blogging in 2007, creating Muslimah Media Watch (MMW), a site where Muslim women could analyze and critique global media images of themselves through a feminist lens. The site grew,...

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Wajahat Ali at SXSW

Wajahat Ali

Creative Dir

Affinis Labs

Award-winning playwright, lawyer, and TV host Wajahat Ali is a new kind of public intellectual: young, exuberant, and optimistic. Witty and emphatic, he speaks on the multifaceted Muslim American e...

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