PGM: "State Islamophobia and the Prevent Duty" - Lena Mohamed of Islamic Human Rights Commission - 07/07/2016

Date and time: 
7 September 2016 6:00pm


We are delighted to announce that our next Practitioners Group Meeting which will take place in three weeks’ time as follows:

topic: State Islamophobia and the Prevent Duty'

speaker: Lena Mohamed of Islamic Human Rights Commission (profile)

time: 6:00pm (talk will last approximately one hour incl. Q&A) to be followed by drinks & nibbles

date: Wednesday 7th September 2016

venue: Slater & Gordon
address: 50-52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL
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CPD: accredited for 1.0 CPD hour

No need to book - just come along.  We hope to see you there.

While Prevent has been prominent in the media since it passed into law in 2015, as a policy it has been around since 2007 and has wreaked havoc on Muslim communities around the country ever since. While the duty claims to target those who are at risk of extremism, policy rhetoric as well as empirical and anecdotal evidence show otherwise. This seminar will use case studies to discuss how Prevent has been implemented in schools how it has led to state-sanctioned discrimination of Muslim students. This seminar is led by Lena Mohamed of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, a grassroots organisation that has campaigned extensively against Prevent and is calling for a boycott in lieu of a repeal of the legislation.


A portable hearing loop is available.  Please let us know if you are considering attending and wish to make use of these facilities - or if you require some other adjustment.

These meetings are free for members.  Non-members are welcome, though they are asked to pay £20 (or to join!).



There will be remote access to the PGM via Skype.  Skype users will be able to attend the session by conference call by calling “discriminationlawassociation”.

If you don't have a personal Skype account, this can easily be set up for free so members can access the PGM for free via a computer.

The line will be open from just before 6:00pm.  During the Q&A we will relay questions from the conference call to the meeting.

Skype can handle up to 24 people on a conference call.  We will open the conference to the first 23 people who call.