(EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.) Tami Al-Hazza, a curriculum specialist, is set to kick off the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Speakers Series on Middle East misunderstandings. Discovering the Middle East through Literature and Poetry: A Speakers Series, will bring a glimpse of life in the Middle East to the Midwest.
Other speakers will visit campus in February, March and April. All four speakers will appear in the Mississippi-Illinois Room, on the second floor of SIUE's Morris University Center.
Al-Hazza will speak about All Arabs Aren't Terrorists: Promoting Cultural Acceptance and Confronting Stereotypes with Arab Literature in the Classroom at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. She will talk about literature, poetry, teaching and the Middle East. An expert in Arab literature for children and young adults at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., Al-Hazza is a former faculty member at Kuwait University.
The first of four acclaimed speakers who will engage SIUE audiences until April 1, Al-Hazza has published several works, including most recently Literature About the Middle East: Selecting and Using it with Children and Young Adults.