Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) is a national campaign that was established in 2012 to deconstruct and challenge the stereotypes about Islam and Muslims. The campaign, held every November, aims to raise awareness of the threat of Islamophobia and encourage better reporting of incidents to the police.
Muslims are an inherent part of British society working across many professions, from senior positions within the UK Government to frontline roles helping and supporting the public during the Covid19 pandemic. Unfortunately, Muslims are still suffering the highest levels of the hate crime of any faith community in the UK.
Our #IAMBradford conference will explain some of the issues still being faced by the Muslim community nationally and locally. It will also showcase some of the amazing work being undertaken by our diverse Muslim community across the Bradford District.
As part of our local #IAMBradford events and activities, we have arranged an online Islamophobia Awareness #IAMBradford Conference on Friday, 26th November 2021 from 10.30am – 12.00pm.
We hope that you will be able to join with local and national speakers to understand more about the effects of this crime and the positive stories that people are building for cohesive and integrated communities that are peaceful for all.
Meeting ID: 838 0756 1651
- 10.30am Charles Dacres, Director, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance – Host
- 10.35am Humma Nizami, Project Manager, Race Equality Network (REN) – Importance of raising awareness of Islamophobia
- 10.45am Junaid Kareem, Executive Committee, Council for Mosques, Bradford – Positive work supporting Mosques and communities during Covid19
- 10.55am Appleton Academy Video
- 11.00am Bradford For Everyone Video – Diversity of Muslims in Bradford
- 11.05am Iman Atta, Director, Tell MAMA – The national and local data and trends
- 11.15am Dr Naseer Kurdy – A Hate Crime victims story, its impact, and benefits.
- 11.25am Professor Udy Archibong, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Diversity -Hate Crime Research project and the Faith-based Focus Group Discussion
- 11.35am Alex Gent. Chair of National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) – Aims, objectives, and achievements of NAMP
- 11.45am Riad Terzic, Bosnian Community – Contribution of the Bosnian community to West Yorkshire
- 11.50am Newby Primary School Video
- 11.55am Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader, Bradford Council – Bradford Councils support for #IAMBradford.