UoB Islamophobia Awareness Week begins today

This week is UoB Islamophobia Awareness Week, in collaboration between BEMA, University of Birmingham Islamic society and University of Birmingham Ahlul Bayt society.
Come to the events being held this week, look out for the ‘What Islamophobes Say’ social media campaign and join in the discussion using #UoBIAW14

UoB Islamophobia Awareness Week

Mon 24 Nov – 6pm – Nuffield G17

‘Discussing Islamophobia’
Student-led seminar with Muslim students at UoB, Abdel Rahman Mussa and Chris Allen (Professor).

Tue 25 Nov – 7pm – Arts LR7
Documentary screening ‘Zone of Nonbeing: Guantanamo’

Documentary on Guantanamo Bay, Drone warfare and the institutionalisation of Islamophobic racism within the USA.
Followed by Q&A + discussion with Turab Shah (Writer/Director) and Arzu Merali (Producer)

Wed 26 Nov – 5pm – Arts LR5
‘Challenging Islamophobia’
workshops, including deconstructing Islamophobia and challenging Islamophobic stop & search
led by
Taher Gulamhussein (STOPwatch), Alaa Elaydi (NUS) and Hilary Aked.

Thu 27 Nov – 6pm – Arts LR2
The ‘Good-Muslim’/’Bad-Muslim’ Myth
panel discussion
featuring Salman Sayyid (Author of ‘Thinking Through Islamophobia’),
Malia Bouattia (NUS Black Students’ Officer),
Oliur Rahman (Deputy Mayor of Tower Hamlets),
Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj (Researcher in Islamophobia)

All events are free and open to all.


UoB Islamophobia Awareness


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