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What’s new at www.ihrc.org.uk?

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Events, Videos, a new report on Indonesia, and plenty of comment about the UK free school debate.

Contents

Introduction

1. Decolonising the Mind Course

2. Other courses

  • Counter-Racism Course, London, UK
  • Critical Muslim Studies (2014) Granada, Spain

3. Hijab and Muslim Schools

4. Investigating Sectarianism

5. IHRC Side Panel at the UN on Egypt

6. Upcoming Events

  • Storytelling: ‘The Kind Traveller’ with Zainab Zahra, London, UK
  • Panel: Egypt – What Now? Istanbul, Turkey
  • Poetic Secrets to Surviving the Idiots with Mark Gonzales, London, UK
  • Lecture: Decolonizing Postcolonial Studies and the Paradigms of Political-Economy, Ramon Grosfoguel, London, UK
  • Exhibition: Visionary Awakening by Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al Lail
  • Genocide Memorial Day
  • Exhibition – Intifada Street

7. Something to watch over the weekend – videos from IHRC Tv

  • Ricin! The Inside Story of the Terror Plot that never was
  • Eibhlin Glenholmes - Irish Struggles
  • Clara O'Reilly talks to IHRC
  • Author evening with Salman Sayyid

8. Shop

  • Buy The Prisoners Diaries, and for a limited time, get Towards a New Liberation Theology free.

Introduction

We hope you had a blessed and safe Eid this week inshaAllah.  IHRC has been busy looking at different issues and organising events.  In the UK, a demonised discussion about Muslim schools and the hijab, has dominated the headlines.  We also distributed 600 Eid packs to prisoners in the UK.  Thank you everyone for your donations and support.  

On our website this week, we cover that issue and much more, including the launch of the report of the universal Justice Network Report into Allegations of Sectarianism in Indonesia.  Elsewhere, we have been uploading videos of past events, from short interviews with veterans from the Irish struggle to author evenings from the IHRC Bookshop.

We are also busy organising more events, starting with this weekend’s two Decolonising the Mind courses in London, and a storytelling session with Zainab Zahra for children, continuing with an evening with acclaimed creative Mark Gonzales, and the return of Professor Ramon Grosfoguel to IHRC (full details below).  We will also be holding a panel discussion in Istanbul on the situation in Egypt.

We are also hosting a year long counter-racist course in London in partnership with the Assata-Tupac Liberation School and SOAS2, and teaming up on other events across the next year.  We are also in preparation for the 2014 Genocide Memorial Day and the return of the Islamophobia Awards in February next year.  So watch this space for more news on these events.

We cannot do any of this without your support.  Please consider donating even a small regular amount to us on a monthly basis by downloading our newsletter and filling in and returning a standing order form from here:

http://ihrc.org.uk/publications/newsletters/10588-ihrc-newsletter-2013-out-now

Or donate on-line donate here

http://shop.ihrc.org/donation-to-ihrc-trust

Or call the IHRC office on +44 20 8904 4222 between 9am – 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm on Saturdays.

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1. Decolonising the Mind Course

London, UK.  Book your place for this Saturday or Sunday here http://ihrc.org.uk/events/10760-decolonising-the-mind-training-course-in-london

2. Other courses

Counter-Racism Course, London, UK

The Assata-Tupac Liberation School and Soas2 (School of Occidental and Aryan Studies) are partnering up with the co-operation of the Islamic Human Rights Commission to deliver a unique and educational service.  There are 30 places only and the course starts on 22 October, so book now.

http://ihrc.org.uk/events/10793-year-long-course-counter-racism

Critical Muslim Studies (2014) Granada, Spain

The Center for the Study of Intercultural Dialogues (Granada, Spain) http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada is now accepting applications for the 2014 two-week summer institute, Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival. The faculty includes Tariq Ramadan, Houria Bouteldja, Ramon Grosfoguel and IHRC’s Arzu Merali.

http://ihrc.org.uk/events/10744-course-critical-muslim-studies-decolonial-struggles-theology-of-liberation-and-islamic-revival

3. Hijab and Muslim Schools

Press release: Derby Islamic School “bullied” into dropping ‘hijab’ requirement

http://ihrc.org.uk/activities/press-releases/10784-derby-hijab-school-13

Press release: UK - Derby school report exposes appalling Islamophobia

http://ihrc.org.uk/activities/press-releases/10791-press-release-uk-derby-school-report-exposes-appalling-islamophobia

4. Investigating Sectarianism

The report of the UJN’s fact-finding mission, complete with recommendations is published here.  UJN sent a delegation to Indonesia in January 2013.

http://ihrc.org.uk/publications/reports/10783-investigating-claimsof-sectarianism

5. IHRC Side Panel at the UN on Egypt

IHRC organised a side panel in Geneva at the United Nations to discuss the situation post-coup in Egypt.  Read the report and watch the video here.

http://ihrc.org.uk/news/event-reports/10794-side-panel-meeting-on-egypt-

6. Upcoming Events

Storytelling: ‘The Kind Traveller’ with Zainab Zahra, London, UK

Zainab Zahra reads her new story with original illustrations about the travels of the young Che Guevara.  Suitable for children up to age 9.   

http://ihrc.org.uk/events/10782-the-kind-traveller-by-zainab-zahra

Panel: Egypt – What Now? Istanbul, Turkey

http://ihrc.org.uk/events/10795-egypt--what-now-istanbul-turkey

Poetic Secrets to Surviving the Idiots with Mark Gonzales, London, UK

http://ihrc.org.uk/events/10785-mark-gonzales-poetic-secrets-to-surviving-the-idiots

Lecture: Decolonising Postcolonial Studies and the Paradigms of Political-Economy, Ramon Grosfoguel, London, UK

http://ihrc.org.uk/events/10703-decolonizing-postcolonial-studies-and-the-paradigms-of-political-economy

Exhibition: Visionary Awakening by Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al Lail

Genocide Memorial Day, Sunday 19 January in London and other European cities

Islamophobia Awards, 14 February 2014

Exhibition – Intifada Street, London, UK March 2014

7. Something to watch over the weekend – videos from IHRC Tv

Ricin! The Inside Story of the Terror Plot that Never was

Do you remember the so called Ricin plot from 2003?  Listen to the former jury foreman, Lawrence Archer, from that trial talk about the truth of the case and the awful demonisation and persecution of innocent men. 

Archer says, “I realised if I didn’t tell the truth about this case, no-one would.”

http://ihrc.org.uk/multimedia/video/10781-ricin-the-inside-story-of-the-terror-plot-that-never-was

Eibhlin Glenholmes - Irish Struggles

Eibhlin Glenholmes talks to IHRC about the lessons of the struggles in the north of Ireland in 2010.

Glenholmes is a former political prisoner and speaks to IHRC about her experiences, those of family and friends and discusses the nature of detentions in Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere in the War on terror drawing on the experiences she and comrades went through at the hands of the British state

http://ihrc.org.uk/multimedia/video/10788-eibhlin-glenholmes-irish-struggles

Clara O'Reilly talks to IHRC

"Unfortunately when you are talking to the British government, common sense goes out of the window."

Clara O'Reilly talks through the similarities between the struggles of families and survivors of British state terror in the north of Ireland and relates it to issues facing Muslims in the UK today under the War on Terror laws and discourse.

http://ihrc.org.uk/multimedia/video/10789-clara-oreilly-talks-to-ihrc

Author evening with Salman Sayyid

Professor Salman Sayyid talks with IHRC about his wide ranging work on the rise of Islamism, the contestation of meanings of Islam and Islamophobia.

http://ihrc.org.uk/multimedia/video/10790-auhor-evening-with-salman-sayyid

8. Shop

Buy The Prisoners Diaries, and for a limited time, get Towards a New Liberation Theology free.

http://shop.ihrc.org/the-prisoners-diaries-palestinian-voices-from-the-israeli-gulag-norma-hashim

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