On Thursday 18th November, birdie hosted a speaker for Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) for a Lunch and Learn session.
During the session, attendees were taken through a presentation that looked at Islamophobia in the UK and what workplaces and individuals can do to address it. The session began by looking through the definition of Islamophobia and the importance of setting a standardised definition cross the UK so that action can be taken accordingly.
After this, staff at birdie were talked through some of the main causes of Islamophobia and how these causes play a role in the way that Muslims are portrayed, perceived and, by extension, treated. From here, the session moved to things that can be done to tackle Islamophobia, especially in the Workplace. Attendees were given suggestions for how to create more inclusive workplaces for both Muslims and other minoritised communities to ensure they are able to attract and retain staff.
Many thanks to the team at birdie for inviting the IAM team in to present and it will be great to see how changes are implemented following this session.
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