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Why attend a MEND event?

With at least 7,000 anti-Muslim hate crimes a year, systemic discrimination against Muslims in the workplace and relentless media negativity, there has never been a more important time to attend a MEND event and to learn more about tackling Islamophobia. Anti-Muslim hatred affects us all, just like racism and anti-Semitism. MEND unites communities to tackle Islamophobia. Sign up for an event below and learn more about the challenge at hand.

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November 2017

Islamophobia Causes and Cures: Parents Workshop

19th November - 9:30 am - 25th November - 10:30 am

Fatimah Elizabeth Cates Academy

Are we and our children living in an increasingly  Islamophobic society? What role does the media play in anti-Muslim hatred?  Can we do anything about it? MEND, in association with FEC, would like to invite parents and carers to a presentation on the issue of Islamophobia, its root causes, and how we as Muslims can tackle Islamophobia, for our future generations. Join us after drop off.

Questions? Ask a Muslim! (Caerphilly Edition)

21st November - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Caerphilly Leisure Centre

Why do Muslims pray?  How come they make their women cover up?  Do they really want Shariah law in Wales?  And what even IS Shariah law? Come along to our Q&A event in Caerphilly to ask all the questions you can think of, all answered by real live Welsh Muslims! No question is off limits!  Tea, coffee, and refreshments available. As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month 2017, our exhibition will also be on display.

Women and Islamophobia

22nd November - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre

Join us in Leeds on Wednesday 22nd November for a panel discussion and presentation on the topic Women and Islamophobia. Speakers include: Professor Salman Sayyid, Dr. Ahmed Hankir, Dr. Amina Easat-Daas, and Zahra Hankir. There will be a special feature from Conor Ibrahim, director of 'Freesia', the first British film on Islamophobia. The event will take place at the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Beech Grove Terrace, LS2 9DA. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Student Not Suspects

22nd November - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


This Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) the NUS Black Students’ Campaign alongside the NUS Women's Campaign, FOSIS, the Students Not Suspects network and the Educators Not Informants network are hosting the national Students Not Suspects tour on PREVENT, Islamophobia and the erosion of civil liberties. The government’s PREVENT initiative to ‘counter extremism’ was first introduced in 2006, and has continued to attract widespread criticism across the education, civil and political sectors for its overwhelming focus on Muslims and for eroding civil liberties for…

MEND Exhibition – Leeds Beckett University

23rd November - 9:00 am - 24th November - 5:00 pm

Leeds Beckett University

Come and join us for our open exhibition for people to view. There will be volunteers to help guide a member of the public through the display which celebrates positive contributions of British Muslims, dispose of common myths about British Muslims and highlights the media’s role in perpetuating anti-muslim prejudice.

What is Islamophobia?

23rd November - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

University of Bristol

Many people arguing whether Islamophobia exist or not and much more say that the fear of Muslims and Islam is justifiable. Are not Muslims playing the victim card when they mention Islamophobia? If it exists, is it Islamophobia or anti-Muslim hatred? What is the right term and definition that should be used and who are those behind the multi-million pound Islamophobia industry. All these questions and more will be answered at this event.

How do we understand Islamophobia?

23rd November - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Carlton Hill Quaker Meeting House

Please join us for a light evening of conversation facilitated via the flagship Islamophobia Causes and Cures presentation by MEND: Muslim Engagement and Development and in collaboration with Concord interfaith fellowship. Join us at the Quaker meeting house (opposite Leeds University Engineering building.)

Islamophobia Conference

25th November - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre

Join the first and biggest South West National Conference bringing key organisations and communities across the region to build a collective and unified movement tackling Islamophobia in all its forms into the future. Speakers to be announced soon.

Sheffield Against Islamophobia

25th November - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Broomhall Centre

Let’s come together in solidarity and learn more about the menace of Islamophobia. Empowering local communities and creating changemakers. Guest speakers include Paul Blomfield MP (Sheffield Central) Also featuring our landmark causes and cures presentation. This is a FREE event. Refreshments will be provided.

Launch of the IRU – Sisters Afternoon Tea

25th November - 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Grangewood Independent School

61% increase in Islamophobic attacks in London over the past year, with an estimated 7000 hate crimes recorded by the Police against Muslims. Childline’s experimental stats recorded a 69% increase in racist bullying in playgrounds with the most common terms used being ‘bomber’ and ‘terrorist’. 60% of victims of Islamophobia are women. Refreshments will be served.

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