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'Preventing Violent Extremism?' Conference

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The "Preventing Violent Extremism?" conference was held on the 13th June 2015 by a number of crics of the policy.


The "Preventing Violent Extremism?" conference was held on Saturday 13th June 2015 at the Amanah Centre in the heart of East London. A number of critics came together for joined resistance by organising workshops on the education sector, community responses, and 'Know your rights' to present the governments counterproductive methods.

After the workshops a conference was held with the critics and they can be watched below:

Abed Choudhury: Head of Advocacy at IHRC - Introduction

Leroy Logan: An ex-superintendent who served 30 years with the Metropolitan Police and is a founding member of the Metropolitan Black Police Association (Met BPA).

Arun Kundnani: Author of "The Muslims are coming!" who specilises in writing about race, Islamophobia, political violence and surveillance.

Marie Breen-Smyth: A professor from the University of Surrey.

Robert Ferguson: National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Patricia McManus: of the University and College Union (UCU).

Umit Yildiz: UCU Equality Officer.

Author evening with Habeeb Akande [Audio]

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untitled_136_200Habeeb Akande joined IHRC on 12th May 2016 to discuss his new book "Iluminating the Blackness: Black and African Muslims in Brazil".


On the 12th May 2016 Habeeb Akande joined IHRC to discuss his new book "Iluminating the Blackness: Black and African Muslims in Brazil".

Habeeb Akandeis a British-born writer and historian of Yoruba descent. He is an alumnus of al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and Kingston University in the UK.

Illuminating the Blacknesspresents the history of Brazil's race relations and African Muslim heritage. The book is separated into two parts. Part I explores the issue of race, white supremacy, colourism, beauty and affirmative action in contemporary Brazil. Part II examines the reported African Muslims' travels to Brazil before the Portuguese, the slave military revolts in Bahia and the West African Muslim communities in nineteenth century Brazil. The author explores the black consciousness movement in Brazil and examines the reasons behind the growing conversion to Islam amongst Brazilians and shares his insights into the complexities of race in Brazil and draws comparisons with the racial histories of the pre-modern Muslim world.

An audio version of the event can be listened to here.

Author evening with Habeeb Akande

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untitledHabeeb Akande joined IHRC on 12th May 2016 to discuss his new book "Iluminating the Blackness: Black and African Muslims in Brazil"

UN Panel: Counter terrorism in the UK

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On the 10th March 2016, IHRC visted the United Nations to discuss the UK's counter-terror policies.

Islamophobia Awards 2016

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sfvcsikIHRC's annual fundraising dinner and gala was held on 5 March 2016.

Ramon Grosfoguel - Decolonising The University

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On January 18 2016 at Cambridge University, Professor Ramon Grosfoguel held a talk entitled 'Decolonising the University'.

Genocide Memorial Day 2016

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UntitledIHRC's annual successful commemoration with great panelists and discussion was held on 17 January 2016.

Islamophobia Conference 2015

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23On the 12th December at the P21 Gallery, IHRC and Scotland Against Criminalising Communities came together for the second annual Islamophobia Conference titled the 'Changing face of Islamophobia'. 

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