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"E. K. Daufin" <[log in to unmask]>
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E. K. Daufin
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:40:35 -0500
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This is just to let you know that Sandra Combs sent to Felicia a panel proposal including Carmen Williams and Meta Carstarphen as moderator.  I didn't get anything from anyone so I'm just bowing out. Please disregard the resend of my call.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Combs [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 5:28 PM
To: E. K. Daufin
Subject: FW: MAC Division Panel Proposal
Importance: High

I sent this to Felecia today. I'm not sure where it will go, especially with all the interest from the group.
What do you think?

From: Journalism Department <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:23:45 -0500
To: "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: MAC Division Panel Proposal

Dr. Ross,
I've attached and pasted a proposal for AEJMC 2012 in Chicago.
I hope it is something we can work with through MAC.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra (Sam) Combs

Asst. Prof. Sandra L. Combs
Arkansas State University
College of Communication
Department of Journalism
363 Communications Building
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AEJMC 2012 CONVENTION                                     MAC Division Panel Proposal

1.     Panel Title: "The Help: Just one in the family during the Civil Rights Era"

2.     Panel Type: This panel would be suitable as a Professional Freedom and Responsibility panel because it will emphasize how the portrayal of African American domestics in films and books such as "The Help," "Five" and others, marginalizes the contributions made by them and distorts their historical roles and the historical setting during the CivilRights Era.

3.     Panel Sponsorship: MAC co-sponsor with any of these including: Cultural & Critical Studies; History Division; Mass Comm & Society; Commission on the Status of Women; Commission on the Status of Minorities; and Entertainment Studies Interest Group.

4.     Description of Panel: The book and movie "The Help" touched off some heated discussions about the accuracy of history, sensitivity among the races and how films by whites never get it right. Issues to be explored include: 1) Is "The Help" racist? 2) Can white authors write a better story about African Americans or does society just prefer to read the stories of African Americans as told by whites?

5.     Possible Panelists:

* Carmen Lanos Williams (contacted), Instructor, Department of English and Philosophy, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. She has done extensive work on the cultural and historical implications of the way white cultural producers imagine black subjects including Aunt Jemima, Mammy, the black brute stereotype, the Uncle Tom stereotype and even Aibileen in "The Help."

* Sandra L. Combs (contacted), Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. She is a veteran journalist who now does research on gender, minority and diversity issues. She looks at how accurate the portrayal of maids in books and films was during the Civil Rights era. Would Aibileen have lived to tell her story? Were their active participation in the Civil Rights Movement minimized to make the white masters/saviors superior?

6.     Moderator: Dr. Meta G. Carstarphen, Associate Professor, Gaylord College, University of Oklahoma

7.     Contact Person: Sandra L. Combs, Arkansas StateUniversity, Department of Journalism, P.O. Box 2686, State University, AR  72467;   [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>; 870-972-2704 (office);  248-496-7680 (cell)