This series of three modules taking place 18, 19 and 20 February (7-8pm) which will be taught by four speakers.

  • Module 1 ‘Addressing the roots of racism’ will be facilitated by Mustafa Briggs 
  • Module 2 ‘Being an actively anti-racist Muslim’ will be facilitated by Hauwa Shehu and Sultanah Parvin 
  • Module 3 ‘Racial justice as a young person’ will be taught by Momodou Taal 

This series is free to attend and is designed to equip participants with the tools to recognise and challenge anti-black racism in whatever capacity it manifests itself in the community. Participants and organisations who complete modules will receive a Certificate of Participation.

This series is brought to you in collaboration by Black Muslim Forum, Civil Service Muslim Network, Black Lives Matter Redbridge, Everyday Muslim and the Muslim Council of Britain.

These initial sessions in February 2020 are being delivered in collaboration with Da’watul Islam and East London Mosque & London Muslims Centre and further sessions are planned afterwards.

Speaker profiles:

Mustafa Briggs is a graduate of Arabic & International Relations from the University of Westminster whose dissertation focused on Arabic, Literature and Literacy in West Africa. He is known for his “Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam” lecture series which explores and uncovers the deep rooted relationship between Islam and Black History, which he has delivered at over 40 universities worldwide including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale.  He is currently studying for a degree in Islamic Studies & Arabic at the Al-Azhar University of Cairo, Egypt.

Hauwa Shehu is a Criminal Barrister and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013 and joined the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in 2014. Hauwa has previously served on the Executive Committee of the CPS’s BAME Staff Network, the ‘National Black Crown Prosecution Association’, as Deputy Secretary and Mentoring Co-ordinator. She is the current Chair of the CPS Muslim Network

Sultanah Parvin is a mother of three and a founding member of BLM Redbridge. She works on a range of issues including tackling anti blackness and colourism within Muslim communities and is currently studying race and post-colonialism.

Momodou Taal is a law graduate and after attaining his LLB, travelled to Egypt to study the sciences that pertain to sharia law, primarily at Al-Azhar Mosaue and Markaz Imam Malik. He has a keen interest in race related issues, particularly anti-blackness, which sees him often engage in activist work

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