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Blackburn MEND Working Group is a small but diverse group of people living/working in the Blackburn area who want to contribute to our local community and encourage civic participation. We host several events to address Islamophobia both in the region and nationally. In the past, this has included Mosque presentations, Politics and Media Masterclasses, a public Islamophobia seminar at Blackburn library, and a hugely popular ladies’ afternoon tea.

Now more than ever, with recent high-profile media coverage on Blackburn’s communities, and rising levels of Islamophobia in Lancashire, the work we do is crucial. We’re keen to build links and work with other local organisations, in order to achieve common aims: sharing information, facilitating engagement, and inspiring grassroots community-led action.

Blackburn Mend brings together people with different skills, ideas and resources, and reflects the diversity of our own communities. We meet monthly at a local venue (never without our trusted kettle for mandatory tea and biscuits!) and everyone is welcome.

We’re always looking to hear from new potential volunteers. If you’d like to join us, or simply want to find out more about the work we do and how you could contribute, do get in at [email protected]

Contact the Working Group

Group Coordinator
Linsay Taylor


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