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IAM reflections, from Waltham Forest MEND

In case you missed it, November marks Islamophobia awareness month (IAM) – a month in which both Muslims and non-Muslims host events to bridge communities, raise awareness of Islamophobia and celebrate the many contributions of British Muslims. This year, Waltham Forest MEND moved beyond a...

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Ask a Muslim! #iAM2018!

This event was hosted by me and the aim was to get together a panel of Muslims and allow the audience – which we had hoped would have a fair few non-Muslims in it – to ask questions so as to generate discussions and at least alleviate the problem of communication between Muslims and other...

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Coffee Mehfil

We at Wakefield MEND held our first coffee mehfil today, 17th November 2018, a gathering for ladies in the local mosque – Jamia Masjid Swafia. We aimed to kick off IAM by making our local Muslim ladies as aware of Islamophobia as we could. We had ladies from Wakefield Stand up to Racism come in...

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APPRECIATION CEREMONY #iAM2018

On November 25th, Wakefield Mend hosted an appreciation ceremony for IAM2018 and it was a huge success! Keeping with the current theme of this year’s IAM: recognising the contributions of local Muslims, we decided to honour those who enrich our community quietly, in their own way. The first of...

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IAM Exhibition Launch St Peter’s Church

MEND Wolverhampton and Black Country Stand Up to Racism, jointly held an event, kindly hosted by St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton. Speakers on the night included Bishop Clive Gregory of Wolverhampton, Martin Lynch from Stand Up to Racism, Councillors Sabina Ditta and Obaida Ahmed, Imam...

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Islam and evil of Racism

MEND had a black history and Islamophobia awareness month cross over event in the beautiful city of Leicester. The event started with Shockat Adam Patel, the MEND Leicester Chair, talking about Islamophobia and the impact it has on real people. He highlighted the case of Zainab Hussain who was...

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IAM Exhibition Launch St Peter’s Church

MEND Wolverhampton and Black Country Stand Up to Racism, jointly held an event, kindly hosted by St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton. Speakers on the night included Bishop Clive Gregory of Wolverhampton, Martin Lynch from Stand Up to Racism, Councillors Sabina Ditta and Obaida Ahmed, Imam...

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Sutr – Racism & Islamophobia – Stand Up to Racism

MEND’s Leicester Vice Chair spoke at a stand up to racism event at the Secular Hall. This event was attended by members of all faiths and nun. A large number of people were present at the event for example Union Members, Local Counselors and Council offices. All generations came together...

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12th of September – Women talking

Our regional manager of South Wales and West England, Sahar Al-Faifi was invited to a panel organised by Interculture at Malcolm X centre in Bristol on the 12th of Sept 2018. Sahar spoke about Muslim women’s dress, the reasons, purposes as well as individuality. The event was attended by over 50...

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29th of September – Social Media Masterclass

MEND organised a social media masterclass on the 29th of September at Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC).  The participants learnt the effective use of social media for campaigning, facebook’s functions and uses, Twitter and how to optimise its use as well as the benefits and pitfalls of social...

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