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June 15, 2022

EVENT- WHO IS WELCOME?: ISLAMOPHOBIA, MIGRATION POLICY + DISCOURSE (28 JUNE 2022, 6-7.30PM, ONLINE)

Join us for the next event in our ‘Who is Welcome?’ series, which will explore the intersections of Islamophobia + migratisation.

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.

Speakers

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.

Tickets

For more info + to book tickets, click here.


Series Updates

This is the second event in our ‘Who is Welcome?’ event series. The recording for the first event can be accessed here.

We will be posting all the latest announcements and updates regarding this series across all our other socials, which can be accessed via our Linktree.

In solidarity,

MRN

#whoiswelcome 🏴