MDIA 4170, Media and the Muslim World, has produced a video entitled "Hug a Muslim." This project was created during the fall semester of 2016, during which students were inspired by several videos from across the world: "Hug a Muslim" in Vienna, Los Angeles, Rome, and New York, to name just a few. The class decided to create a version for Athens, Ohio. "The response was gratifying in that many students told us in front of Baker Center that they had never talked to a Muslim, let alone hugged one," said MDIA Professor Steve Howard, professor of the class. The video was produced with equipment from Scripps College and was edited by Hannah Trew, a student in the class.
Said Professor Howard, "If there is anything the world, and Athens, needs more of right now - it’s hugs."
To see the video, click here.