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Talk on 'Decoding Race, Religion and Difference' to be held, March 26

Tuesday, March 26, Jaideep Singh will discuss media issues that have faced Sikhs, Muslims and Arabs in the six months since Sept.11. The talk, entitled "Decoding Race, Religion and Difference," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 302 Frist.

Singh is a visiting instructor at Oberlin College's history department and also serves as managing director for the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force , a media monitoring and civil rights advocacy organization.

In addition, Singh is working on a documentary film excavating the lost history of Sikhs in World War II, through which he hopes recover this forgotten segment of the Sikh community's collective history. His research interests include South Asian American diasporic communities, the intersections of racial and religious bigotry, contemporary U.S. race relations, racialized media representations and Asian American politics.

This event is sponsored by the Sociology Department , the Arab Society and the Muslim Students Association, Ombudsman's Office, The Council for Regional Studies , Committee on South Asia , American Studies Department , and the International Center . The event is organized by the South Asian Students Association .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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