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Institutional Islamophobia: A conference to examine state racism and social engineering of the Muslim community

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Saturday, 13 December from 2 - 6.30pm

THIS EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ONLINE AT THIS LINK. Interact by tweeting @IHRC or posting on our Facebook 

We are currently fully booked but you can still RSVP to reserve a place on our waiting list. Remember you can still watch online at IHRC.TV

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This last year has seen exceptional increase in public discourse around Muslims and the terms of their differential treatment in regards to their citizenship. Join us as we analyse institutional and structural forms of prejudice and hatred with some focus on recent events, particularly regarding education and political activism. What recommendations can be made? 

WHEN: Saturday 13 December from 2 - 6.30pm 

WHERE: If you've already booked your place at the conference, you will be notified of the new venue.

Entry is FREE. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 


  • Hatem Bazian - Co-founder of Zaytuna College, UC Berkeley
  • Malia Bouattia – Black Students' Officer at the National Union of Students
  • Marie Breen-Smythe – author and academic, University of Surrey
  • Ramon Grosfoguel - Author and academic, UC Berkeley
  • Les Levidow - Campaign Against Criminalising Communities and Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods; Open University
  • Richard Haley – Chair of Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
  • Arzu Merali – Director of Research at Islamic Human Rights Commission
  • Peter Oborne - Chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph and associate editor of the Spectator
  • Salman Sayyid - Author and academic, University of Leeds
  • AbdoolKarim Vakil - Chair of the Research and Documentation Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain, King's College London
  • Lee Jasper - Co Chair of Black Activists Rising Against Cuts & National Black Members Officer for the Respect Party

Supporting Organisations

  • An-Nisa Society
  • Bandung 2
  • Campaign Against Criminalising Communities
  • Council of European Jamaat
  • Free Talha
  • Indian Muslim Welfare Society
  • Islamic Centre of England
  • Islamophobia Watch
  • Lewisham Islamic Centre
  • Muslim Association of Britain
  • Muslim Council of Britain
  • Muslim Directory UK
  • Muslim Engagement and Development
  • NUS Black Students
  • Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
  • Stop the War Coalition
  • World Federation

For more information or to RSVP please contact ashiya@ihrc.org or call 020 8904 4222

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