Islamophobia Conference 2015: The Changing Face of Racism



P21 Gallery

21 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD

Saturday 12 December

2pm – 6.30pm

Nearest tube stations:

King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station

Euston Square Underground Station

Euston Station

FREE ENTRY. Lunch is served from 1pm – REGISTER NOW – FULLY RESERVED. PLEASE EMAIL to be added to the waiting list

Please RSVP on Eventbrite for the purposes of catering and as spaces are limited

The Islamic Human Rights Commission and Scotland Against Criminalising Communties are twinning for the second annual Islamophobia conference on Saturday 12 December 2015. London’s Islamophobia conference, titled the Changing Face of Islamophobia, will look at how Islamophobia is a form of racism. Details for Edinburgh’s Islamophobia conference will be released shortly.

The conference in 2014, Institutional Islamophobia, focused on analysing institutional and structural forms of prejudice and hatred. Academics and activists from all over the UK attended the event, to take part in a discussion with an international panel of speakers.

This year we hope to discuss how Islamophobia has evolved from and replaced biological racism from the colonial period. We will also place Islamophobia within the wider xenophobic narrative currently on the rise in Europe. Furthermore, the aim of the conference is to develop a discussion around ways we can articulate why Islamophobia is racism and how we can utilise this to fight against the rise of racism in Britain and Europe.

Please click here for more details on the Edinburgh conference

Confirmed speakers include:


Arzu Merali

Azeezat Johnson

Hatem Bazian

Katy Sian

Les Levidow

Malia Bouattia

Ramon Grosfoguel

Roshan Muhammed Salih

Confirmed supporting organisations include:

African & Caribbean Diversity

Campaign Against Criminalising Communities

Decolonising Our Minds Society

NUS Black Students

Lewisham Islamic Centre

Intifada Street

The Muslim Directory

Organised by:

Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

Join the discussion by sending your questions and comments via Twitter @ihrc

The programme is being live streamed online at and recorded for upload to the IHRC YouTube/Vimeo etc. platforms. There will in addition be several members of the press at the conference. Usually we try and provide facilities for those who do not want to be filmed, however on some occasions we are unable to offer this, and this conference is one of those occasions. By attending you are agreeing to be filmed. If you would like to discuss this further, please email Ashiya at Thank you.