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Media Literacy Week Event: The Problem with Apu

Please join the Center for Media and Information Literacy when we host a  screening and post-screening panel discussion of the documentary “The Problem with Apu”. The film focuses on the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, an Indian immigrant in the animated sitcom The Simpsons who, for a period, was the only figure of South Asian heritage to appear regularly on mainstream U.S. television. The film explores encounters with negative stereotypes, racial microaggressions and slurs against people of Indian and South Asian heritage disseminated through the character.

Join us on November 5 from 5pm to 7pm in the Walk Auditorium in Ritter Hall at Temple University. Refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but an RVSP is required. Please use this link to register:

The screening is part of US Media Literacy Week, November 6-10, 2018. Details at


Lori Tharps
Temple University, Journalism


Lori Tharps is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism at Temple University. She is also founder of the blog “myamericanmeltingpot” and author of several critically acclaimed nonfiction books. For more information, see her bio here.




Anna Arabindan-Kesson
Assistant Professor, 
Princeton University


Anna Arabindan-Kesson is an Assistant Professor of Black Diasporic Art with a joint appointment in the Departments of African American Studies and Art and Archaeology. Additionally, she is a Laurance S. Rockefeller University Preceptor. For more information, see her bio here.




More panelists to be announced!






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