UoB Islamophobia Awareness week begins today


BEMA, Muslimah Pride, Birmingham Islamic society, Ahlul Bayt society and Ahle Sunnah society present
UoB Islamophobia Awareness week,
in recognition of Islamophobia Awareness Month UK in November.

The week includes a number of events and awareness-raising throughout the week, so keep a look out.
For Twitter users, we’ll be using #UoBIslamophobiaAwareness tag – so join in the discussion there too.

IAW poster
I wasn’t always dressed like this – Politics of the Muslim Veil
Documentary screening of ‘I wasn’t always dressed like this’, following 3 Muslim women on their decision to adopt the Hijab.
Followed by a Skype Q+A with director Betty Martins, and discussion led by Muslimah Pride
also with free refreshments.
25th November  – 6pm – Arts Lecture room 6

Deconstructing Islamophobia
Panel talk and discussion on Islamophobia, historic and ‘modern’.
Will cover topics on the causes of contemporary Islamophobia in Britain, the representation of Muslims/Islam in the media, Islamophobia as a form of racism and more.
26th November – 6pm – Arts Room 201

Islamophobia information stall
Stall and leafleting on campus to start conversations and create further awareness about Islamophobia.
28th November – 12-4pm – Outside Spar in the Guild



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