Reclaiming the Narrative about Islamophobia

Reclaiming the Narrative about Islamophobia
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: Shames Maskeen
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: February 22, 2023 (13:30)
End Date: February 22, 2023 (15:30 GMT)
Cost: Free
Leeds Trinity University – Horsforth – United Kingdom

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a poet and writer whose work disrupts assumptions about history, race, violence and knowledge. She is the author of Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia and the poetry collection Postcolonial Banter; a co-author of A FLY Girl’s Guide to University; and a contributor to the anthologies Cut from the Same Cloth? and I Refuse to Condemn. Her writing has featured in The Guardian and Al Jazeera, and her poetry has been viewed millions of times online. She is a co-founder of the Nejma Collective, a group of Muslims working in solidarity with people in prison. Suhaiymah is based in Leeds and is currently writing for theatre.

Session description

2 hour workshop which will open with poetry performances as a prompt for discussion which will be guided by Suhaiymah. Participants will be encouraged to consider how we would define Islamophobia, the hegemonic view of the problem, and then how we might understand it differently. She will draw on her books and poems and create opportunities for participants to share experiences and examples. The group will work towards producing their own “narrative” i.e. through reclamation of the terms of what Islamophobia is they will leave with a sense of the demands we might make to end Islamophobia and its accompanying racist/colonial world system.

When and where?

Wednesday 22 February 2023 at Leeds Trinity University in AG55

1.30 – 3.30pm

Who should attend?

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Further information

If you have any queries regarding the event, please contact Shames Maskeen ([email protected])

Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane
Horsforth , LS18 5HD United Kingdom
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