ENAR Ireland host: Understanding and Responding to Islamophobia in Ireland

When: Thursday, 21 January 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00
Where: The Connolly Room - Liberty Hall. Eden Quay. Dublin 1, Dublin

This full day conference is aimed at strengthening understandings of anti-Muslim racism in Ireland and identifying community based responses for practitioners and communities.

The conference brings together community workers, youth workers, educators, teachers with people who experience Islamophobia. Building literacy and knowledge about the issues but also identifying practical steps and practices we can implement. 

Register here.

Guest Speakers Include

Arun Kundnani – New York University & Institute of Race Relations (Key Note Address)

Kundnani writes about race, Islamophobia, political violence, and surveillance. Author of “The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic War on Terror”, Kundnani will present global perspectives on “War on Terror” rhetoric, radicalisation and rising suspicion and surveillance of Muslim communities.

Dr. James Carr- University of Limerick

Author of the recently published “Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the neoliberal era”. Dr Carr’s research place him as one of Ireland foremost academic experts on Anti-Muslim Racism in Ireland. Dr Carr is in the process of completing a follow up piece of research with the Immigrant Council of Ireland and will speak to an Understanding Anti Muslim Racism in an Irish context.

Dr Michael Privot – Islamologist and Director of European Network Against Racism

Dr. Privot is an international expert on radicalisation processes within Muslim communities. He has more than a decade of experience in community building of Muslim communities in Belgium and Europe. He has authored a number of academic publications, published op-ed articles and appears regularly on a variety of media.  European perspectives on Islamophobia.

Dr. Lucy Michael – Ulster University & Enar Ireland

Presenting ENAR Ireland Data and analysis on anti-Muslim racism.

Iesha & Amina Moustafa 

Youth activists, Amina and Iesha will present on the experience of Muslim young people in Ireland and how Islamophobia is experienced for young people with a focus on young women.