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Everyday Muslim presents

Everyday Muslim Symposium: An Exploration of Black Muslims in British History and Heritage

Saturday 18 March
Venue 2
£8.00
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

In a nutshell

Everyday Muslim’s third annual symposium will aim to explore constructions of Black Muslim identity and heritage in the UK

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Everyday Muslim’s third annual symposium will aim to explore constructions of Black Muslim identity and heritage in the UK and how the stories of Black British Muslims intersect within the wider British Muslim society and beyond. It will bring together those working in academic, heritage, arts and media organisations to interrogate the changing ways in which everyday Black Muslim life has been represented and archived. It seeks to ask how the process of constructing a Black Muslim heritage has changed over the years and looks forward to possible forms that this might take in the future.

What to Expect

10:30 – 11:00

Registration with tea and coffee

11:00 – 11:05

Introduction and Welcome

Everyday Muslim

11:05 – 11:45

Session 1

The Past Matters  (All sessions will include a Q&A)

Title of Presentation – TBC

Michael Mumisa | PhD candidate and Cambridge Special Livingstone Scholar at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

​Why Teach Muslim Heritage in the Classroom?  

Martin Spafford | Co-Author of the new OCR Migration unit (History Curriculum), Retired History Teacher

11:45 – 12:35

Session 2

Documenting History: An Exploration of the different mediums of representing Black Muslim History and Heritage 

Africa in the Atlantic Triangle: Narratives, Archives and Identity

Imruh Bakari | Film Maker, Writer and Lecturer of Film Studies at University of Winchester

​Developing a Black Muslim Tour of London

AbdulMaalik Tailor | Muslim History Tours

Panel Discussion

Imruh Bakari | Film maker, Writer and Lecturer of Film Studies

Sheila Na’imah Nortley | Film-Maker

AbdulMalik Tailor | Muslim History Tours

Adama Munu | TV Presenter: Africa This Week

Basma Khalifa | Fashion Stylist and Presenter

12:35 – 1:30

Lunch (Provided)

1:30 – 2:30

Why Archive?

Session 3

Archives and the Value of Community Engagement

Sarah Garrod | Archivist, George Padmore Institute

​Interpreting the Archives

Session 4

Rio Caffe the Harlem of London - Somali British Heritage 

Kinsi Abdulleh | Numbi Arts

​Healing through Archives

Abira Hussain | London Metropolitan Archives

2:30 – 3:00

Session 5

Sharing Our Stories

​Fury

Aisha Mohammed | Spoken Word Artist

​The invisible Black Muslimah

Hannah Abdule | Teacher

​3:00 - 3:05

Comfort break  

3:05 – 3:25

Panel conversation of personal experiences of faith, building a community, experiences in the Muslim, social and wider community. 

​Tanya Muneera Williams | Cultural Producer and facilitator

Ismael Lea South | Youth Community Consultant

Rakin Fettuga |Education Practitioner and facilitator

Sister Faiza

Henna Al Rashid

Hajj Amal Douglas 

Habeeb Akande | Author

Hannah Abdule | Teacher

3:25 – 3:55

Session 6

Deconstructing Black British Muslim Identity - Debating Labels

Panel conversation, discussing the complexities of the construction of personal identity. Including a discussion in frank terms on labels and identities; black, politically black, African/Afro – Caribbean and inevitably; the matter of racism.

Michael Mumisa | PhD candidate and Cambridge Special Livingstone Scholar at Trinity

Tanya Muneera Williams | Cultural Producer and facilitator

Sheila Na’imah Nortley | Film-Maker

Kinsi Abdulleh | Numbi Arts

Rakin Fettuga |Education Practitioner and facilitator

Basma Khalifa | Fashion Stylist and Presenter

Hannah Abdule | Teacher

3:55 – 4:10

Break

4:10 – 4:40

Open Mic

Session 7

Kicking off the open mic session will be host Tanya Muneera Williams with a spoken word performance.

The open mic session is an opportunity for the audience to share a viewpoint/spoken word or their work in the community. Each participant will get 5 minutes of presentation time.

​4:40 – 5:30

Session 8

Documenting our Stories – Everyday Muslim and What Matters Consultation

Discover the plans for our proposed archive project: Exploring Diversity of Black British Muslim Heritage in Present Day London with a Historical Reflection; with George Padmore Institute and Brent Archives.

The ‘What Matters’ consultations is designed to identify and provide possible solutions and measures to the specific challenges, needs and opportunities related to British Muslim heritage. This will be a unique opportunity to discuss your ideas and experiences related to documenting Muslim history and heritage in the UK.

The aim is to create a cohesive manifesto as reference for those interested in ensuring that British Muslim heritage is included in wider British heritage.

You can find a report based on our previous consultations here: http://www.everydaymuslim.org/what-matters-the-report

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Who's Involved

Imruh Bakari  -Film Maker, Writer and Lecturer of Film Studies at University of Winchester

Michael Mumisa - PhD candidate and Cambridge Special Livingstone Scholar at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Tanya Muneera Williams - Cultural Producer and facilitator 

Ismael Lea South - Youth Community Consultant

Sarah Garroud  - Archivist, George Padmore Institute

Fatuma Khaireh - Playwright

Kinsi Abdulleh - Numbi Arts

Rakin Fettuga - Education Practitioner and facilitator 

Abira Hussain - London Metropolitan Archives

Adama Munu - TV Presenter; Africa This Week

AbdulMaalik Tailor - Muslim History Tours

Habeeb Akande - Writer and Historian

Sheila Nai'ma Nortley - Film Maker                        

Wasi Daniju - Photographer and Therapist

Basma Khalifa - Fashion Stylist and Presenter

Hannah Abdule - Teacher

Aisha Mohammed - Spoken Word Artist

Why does Rich Mix matter?

'Rich Mix matters because is a wonderful, creative and inspiring space that facilitates a multitude of creative expression. It is a community space that goes beyond the local and reaches communities far and wide. Much more just a community venue'

Find out more

Web: www.everydaymuslim.org

Twitter: @Everyday_Muslim

Facebook: /everydaymuslimUK

Things you should know

This event is suitable for ages 16+

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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