THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
About this event
The Ukrainian conflict + the responses it elicited triggered a long-overdue discussion about how racism + Islamophobia intersect with immigration + refugee policies.
Commentary such as “Ukraine isn’t a place like Iraq + Afghanistan” + “this is a civilised place” saturated both media + political narratives, further exemplifying the Islamophobia that is embedded in our views of conflict + wars across the globe.
Rising Islamophobia + the rapid ascent of anti-Muslim hatred stemming from the different elements of our fractured societies, are increasingly influencing how we understand + respond to conflicts that affect Muslim migrants + refugees, + have even prompted some to push for measures to stop the flow of Muslim immigration into Europe.
This event will discuss how Islamophobia institutionally manifests itself through our policies + systems. Through their research + lived experience, our speakers will explore the tight grip that Islamophobia exerts at a political + societal level.
Dr Waqas Tufail: Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University.
An activist + community organiser, Waqas is co-founder of the Northern Police Monitoring Project, a grassroots initiative that works with communities affected by police harassment, brutality + racism. His activism very much informs his academic work.
Julie Pascoet: Senior Advocacy Officer at European Network Against Racism.
Julie is an advocacy expert, specialised in EU policies + legislations related to racial equality + justice. She has supported the creation of group-based coalitions such as the Alliance Against Antigypsyism, + coalitions against Islamophobia. She has been steering the work of ENAR around the adoption of the new EU anti-racism action plan, + more generally on racial justice policy-making: such as intersectionality + EU standards for national action plans against racism.
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