On Wednesday 16th November, Leeds Trinity University in partnership with MEND organised an
Islamophobia Conference as part of Islamophobia Awareness Month.
The event started with some delicious food and an opportunity to network and view the IAM exhibition. The first speaker of the day was the Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, Professor Charles Egbu. Professor Charles applauded the work MEND does on the ground to tackle Islamophobia. Thereafter, Dr Madeline-Sophie Abbas, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Lancaster, delivered a short speech on Islamophobia.
The event then moved onto a panel discussion with individuals sharing their experiences of Islamophobia. Finally, to end the event, MEND presented their causes and cures of Islamophobia presentation. Attendees were thankful to all involved organisations and guest speakers for arranging an amazing event raising awareness of Islamophobia.
We would like to join the attendees in thanking Leeds Trinity University, the LTU Islamic Society and MEND for organising a much needed and wonderful event.