MEND Report Yorkshire with Barry Sheerman MP
Categories: Past Event Articles
Wednesday November 04 2020
Last week our Kirklees Working Group hosted Barry Sheerman MP on our webinar series, MEND Report Yorkshire. Barry Sheerman, Member of Parliament for Huddersfield, spent some time discussing Islamophobia and Racism with our Kirklees volunteer Saqib, who hosted the session.
The discussion started with looking at the rise of Islamophobia, racism and anti-Semitism across the globe including in the US under the presidency of Donald Trump. From this, we began to look at how Islamophobia manifests in schools and has affected the youth and younger generations.
Barry emphasised that we must work as a community to tackle these issues, working with people from all faiths and none. It was also mentioned that the denial of Islamophobia or the fact that it is a major issue in our country is also a grave error. Barry then encouraged people, especially from his constituency, to come forward and get involved with their local MPs. The session ended with Barry thanking MEND for all their brilliant work in this good cause.
MEND would also like to extend their thanks to Barry Sheerman for taking part in MEND Report Yorkshire.
If you missed out on this webinar you can catch up on our Facebook page: @mendcommunity or click here for the video link.