Islamophobia Awareness Month tour #IAM2017

Stand Up to Racism is involved in initiatives around the country to mark Islamophobia Awareness Month #IAM2017.

We’ve seen a rise in Islamophobia around the world, from Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban to the spike in anti-Muslim hate crime in the UK.

We regularly see the Muslim communities demonised by the press and politicians. On campuses and colleges, the Prevent agenda unfairly targets Muslim students.

Muslim women are often at the forefront of this racism, with horrific attacks targetting women who wear the hijab or nikab.

As part of #IAM2017, Stand Up to Racism has organised tour working with Muslim Engagement & Development and other organisations. See below for details of IAM events:

  • Central London – Fighting racism & islamophobia. Facebook event here.

Speakers include: Moazzam Begg Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee & CAGE outreach director; Muslim Engagement & Development; Naima Omar Student Stand Up to Racism

Tuesday, 21 November @ 6.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Hilda Clark Room, 173 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ.


  • Portsmouth – Fighting Racism And Islamophobia. Facebook event here.

Speakers: Sue Castillon, Labour, Unite Community activist and Show Racism the Red Card; Rumal Khan, Labour and community activist.
Rob Ferguson, Stand Up to Racism; Aman Ali, Muslim Engagement & Development London Coordinator.

Tuesday, November 28 @ 7.30pm at Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, PO1 5JJ Portsmouth.


  • East London – Women & Islamophobia. Facebook event here

Speakers include: Naima Omar Student Stand Up to Racism, Sadia Ahmed Tower Hamlets Deputy Young Mayor; Zara Al Alawi TV presenter; QM Ahul Bayt Islamic Society

Wednesday, 29 November @ 6pm, room 2.40, Bancroft building, Queen Mary’s Mile End Campus


  • South London – Challenging Islamophobia in Britain today. Facebook event here

Speakers include: Saleha Jaffra Lambeth Councillor and Faiths Together in Lambeth, Lubaba Khalid MEND Muslim Engagement & Development, Lucy Masoud  London Fire Brigades Union, Nahella Ashraf Stand Up to Racism


  • Sheffield – Fighting racism and Islamophobia. Facebook event here

Speakers include: Amina Khan MEND; Abdullah Wasim Sheffield Hallam University BME rep; Nadeem Murtaja Just Yorkshire; Shezana Hafiz CAGE

Tuesday 28 November @ 7pm at Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX


  • Brighton – Islamophobia & Prevent 

Hosted Stand Up to Racism and Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum. Speakers from MEND, CAGE, NEU and more tbc.

Sunday 3 December, 2 to 5pm at Brighton Community Base, Queen’s Road, BN1 3XG

  • Bristol University – Fighting Islamophobia & Racism. Facebook event here

Speakers include: Khadija Meghrawi Stand Up to Racism; Deeqa Hussein Bristol African and Caribbean Society; Saira Fazili Islamic Society; Vala Biggart Student Union LGBT+ officer

Sunday 3 December, 2 to 5pm at Brighton Community Base, Queen’s Road, BN1 3XG