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Brent Council: Stand Against Islamophobia
November 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join this in-person event, organised by Brent Council, to stand against Islamophobia and celebrate the unique achievements and contributions of Muslim communities in Brent and beyond.
This event has been organised as part of Islamophobia Awareness Month and will be taking place at the Civic Centre on 23 November from 6-8.30pm.
The event will include talks from Muslim history makers, including Mariah Idrissi, H&M’s first ever hijab-wearing model and Jawahir (JJ) Roble, the first female Muslim FA qualified referee, about the impact of discrimination on their lives.
On the agenda is also Dr Sham Qayyum, Associate Senior Lecturer in Law, Leadership and Policy at SOAS University of London, and a Knowledge Exchange Fellow. He will be covering the importance of Islamophobia Awareness Month, what it aims to achieve and how islamophobia affects Muslims in Brent.
He’ll be in good company with expert Dr Stephen Jones, Academic at the University of Birmingham and Author of the Dinner Table Prejudice Report 2021, also leading a talk. He will be discussing his research into Islamophobia in modern-day Britain.
Councillor Harbi Farah, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities and Public Protection, will then share an update on how Brent Council is working to tackle hate crime in our communities and Councillor Fleur Donnelly-Jackson, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Equalities and Culture, will close the event by reflecting on all the important learnings that must be taken away.