Islamophobia training with Green Lane Masjid’s youth girls group
Categories: Past Event Articles
Tuesday January 16 2024
On December 8th, MEND had the privilege of delivering a workshop to Green Lane Masjid’s youth girl group. We want to extend my gratitude for the invaluable opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions about the pressing issue of Islamophobia with youth. The session not only shed light on prevalent stereotypes, particularly those affecting Muslim women, but also underscored the profound impact these misconceptions have on their daily lives. Some young girls mentioned how among themselves and family members they feel isolated in the wider community and felt that people treat them differently because of their appearance. They also discussed how this can lead to pressure in school and places of work around censoring the practice of their religion.
Events like these are crucial as they equip our youth with the knowledge and tools to enact positive social change in their community. By fostering an environment for open dialogue, we empower young minds to challenge harmful perceptions and actively work towards dismantling stereotypes. It was heartening to witness the enthusiastic participation of the youth as we delved into fruitful discussions about the next steps they can take to promote understanding and tolerance. This event reaffirmed the importance of investing in the education and empowerment of our youth, ensuring they become catalysts for a more inclusive and harmonious future.
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