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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 2018

Islamophobia Awareness Exhibition East Ham Library

10th November - 10:00 am - 17th November - 6:00 pm

East Ham Library, 328 Barking Rd, London E6 2RT

Come and join us at our open exhibition for people to view. This exhibition celebrates the positive contributions of British Muslims, and disposes the common myths about British Muslims and highlights the media’s role in perpetuating anti-muslim prejudice. For more information about this event please contact us by emailing info@mend.org.uk

MEND Stall

14th November - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bradford College

MEND will be joining SUTR (Stand Up To Racism) at the UCU Stall at Bradford College this Islamophobia Awarness Month to raise awareness of the horrific reality of Islamophobia and racism across the UK today. Speak to our MEND volunteers, learn about the work that we do, and how you can get involved. For more information email at hiba_mukhtar@outlook.com or call 07410628732

University of Manchester: Islamophobia Causes and Cures

14th November - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Manchester University

With increasing Islamophobia in the UK, join us for this important presentation on what we as a community can do to counter this rise.

The Riz Test – Muslims on Screen: A Biased Portrayal

16th November - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cardiff University

A must-attend for those who are sick and tired of the negative portrayal of Muslims in media and film. Inspired by Riz’s Ahmed’s 2017 diversity-on-screen speech in the House of commons, and the Bechdel test, the Riz Test seeks to quantify the extent to which films perpetuate negative stereotypes of Muslims as violent, extreme, or superstitious. Based on five criteria, films either fail or pass the Riz test. Come along and meet the founders of the Riz test, how it…

Islamophobia Awareness Exhibition

17th November - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Peace Museum’s POP site

Come and visit our exhibition at the Peace Museum's POP site and learn about the true scale of Islamophobia across society as a whole. Look at some of the positive contributions of Muslims in the UK and speak to our MEND volunteers to learn about the work that MEND does and how you can get involved this Islamophobia Awareness Month. For more information email at hiba_mukhtar@outlook.com or call 07410628732

Social Media Masterclass – Ilford

17th November - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ilford Islamic Centre

Muslim engagement and development invite you to a unique social media masterclass, where you will learn: Effective use of social media for campaigning Facebook, its functions and uses Twitter, how to optimise its use The benefits and pitfalls of social media  Refreshments will be provided.

Gender Specific Islamophobia Causes and Cures

18th November - 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Kala Sangam

MEND will be delivering a workshop at the WOW festival on the causes and cures of gendered Islamophobia. Join us on the 18th of November to learn about why two thirds of veiled women feel they have been treated differently in the workplace and what we can do to address the evergrowing problem of Islamophobia. The MEND stall will also be there throughout the WOW Festival weekend so you can talk to MEND volunteers, learn about the work that MEND…

Women of Faith – Inspiring the Community

22nd November - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Seerah Gallery

Muslim engagement and development (Mend) would like to invite you to an evening to celebrate the contribution of Women of Faith to Leicester. The event will also be an opportunity to reflect on the future and what we can do as active citizens to preserve the rich culture of Leicester. Listen to inspiring women of faith, talking about their experiences, challenges and successes. LADIES ONLY EVENT

At Peace through Poetry & Prose

24th November - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mend Birmingham Centre

Mending Communities presents an event entitled 'At Peace through Poetry & Prose'. An engaging evening of reflective poetry and short stories shared by reverts and born Muslims. Come and share YOUR story. Time: 5:30pm to 8pm Location:  Mend Birmingham Centre, 28 George Street, Balsall Heath, B12 9RG We look forward to seeing you there! Note: There is onsite parking, please use local street parking. Refreshments will be provided. Register your place now through the link below or for any further…

The Causes & Cures of Islamophobia

25th November - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

noorul islam

Islamophobia Awareness Month 2018 With the rise of the far right and daily reports of Islamophobic hate crime it is essential for us as a community to understand where all this hatred is coming from and what we can do together to counter act it. Please join us at this important event. For more information email mendwalthamforest@outlook.com / info@noorulislam.co.uk or call 02085580786

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