Celebrate Black History Month – Challenge Racism,

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Saturday 24 Oct 1.30 – 5pm

Birkbeck, University of London

Main campus: Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX London,

Speakers Include:

Shelly Asquith: NUS Welfare Officer
Malia Bouattia: NUS Black Students Officer
Hassan Mahamadaillie: Editor, Critical Muslim
Maz Saleem: Stand Up to Racism
Weyman Bennett: Joint-Secretary, Unite against Fascism

Please note, this event is primarily for Birkbeck students. … Read the rest

Islamophobic hate crimes soaring – Muslim community welcomes improved reporting and protection

Hate crime statistics due to be released shortly show a soaring in religiously and racially motivated hate crime.  This is in keeping with the soaring of Islamophobic hate crimes which was recorded in London last month.  The Muslim Council of Britain has welcomed the new proposal to record Islamophobic hate crimes, this has been a long held point of campaigning by groups such Mend, and will bring Islamophobic hate crimes in line with the reporting of anti-Semitic attacks. … Read the rest

Muslim Family Campaigner lights candle of hope and remembrance for hate crimes awareness week

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On Saturday 10th October Maz Saleem lit the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime in memory of her father Mohammed Saleem who was knifed to death in an Islamaphobic hate crime attack.

The candle will remain burning in St Paul’s Cathedral for the duration of National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW which takes place between the second and third Saturday of October each year. … Read the rest