Blackburn Library, which is located in town hall street, Lancashire North West England, is to host a major conference on Islamophobia next month.
The Blackburn working group of national organization Muslim Engagement and Development, known as MEND, organizes the evening seminar, which will take place on Friday, November 20.
A cross-section of influential East Lancashire Muslims, community leaders, local businesses, women’s groups, cohesion groups and other significant community figures will attend the conference.
It marks November being Islamophobia Awareness Month. Keynote speaker will be Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.
Also speaking at the event will be Josh Durham from Victims’ Voice and MEND Chief Executive Sufyan Ismail.
MEND is a specialist Muslim organization dedicated to tackle and educate the general public on Islamophobia.
It also advocates in Westminster, and works on grass roots community empowerment across the UK and in the European Union.
MEND gave oral testimony in the Leveson Inquiry on press ethics, it sits on the crown prosecution service’ national hate crime sub-panel, and works with police forces across the UK to reduce the number of Islamophobic attacks.