Huddersfield Town and Town Foundation hosted Islamophobia Awareness Month exhibition
- Huddersfield Town hosted Islamophobia Awareness exhibition
- November is Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023
- Held the event at John Smith’s Stadium on Wednesday 1 November 2023
The exhibition included activities that helped raise the understanding and knowledge of Islamophobia Awareness Month and it was held on Wednesday 1 November in the Big Red Stand at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) aims to raise awareness of Islamophobia in the United Kingdom and showcase the positive contributions of Muslims in society.
The theme this year is #MuslimStories, and the goal of this year’s campaign is to facilitate connections among individuals from diverse backgrounds, including both Muslims and non-Muslim, by using the transformative power of storytelling.
Adam Powell and Raj Bains from Huddersfield Town, Siobhan Atkinson from the Huddersfield Town Foundation and Chief Superintendent James Griffiths from the West Yorkshire Police were included as guest speakers for the evening as they publicly raised awareness of Islamophobia and highlighted the contributions to British Society from our community.
Chief Executive Officer of the Huddersfield Town Foundation Siobhan Atkinson, who spoke at the event commented:
“It was fantastic that HTAFC hosted this event, and the Foundation were able to support. These types of events allow us to show how as a Club and Foundation we work together to widen our reach into the very varied communities across Kirklees.
“A group of young people from our Premier League Kicks programme were able to showcase their journey and relationship with the Football Club and the Foundation.
“It's so important that we provide young people with a platform, and I am positive those in attendance including Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire found it particularly interesting to hear their perspective, as well as the other speakers.
“We are proud to support Islamophobia Awareness Month and will continue our work to ensure all members of our community having a greater understanding and awareness of the issues."
Information on how you can get involved below.
Step One: Become an Official Supporter of the IAM Campaign
CLICK HERE to visit the official Islamophobia Awareness website and complete the short form to become an official supporter.
Step Two: Follow us on Social Media
Find the campaign on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn @IslamophobiaAM. Share content and use the hashtags #IAM2023 and #MuslimStories.