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    Anti Islamophobia Day

    • 01 Apr 2017 to 01 Apr 2017
    • UCD
    • UCD Islamic Society

    Event Description

    UCD's Islamic Society was built on the foundation of three pillars; unity, diversity and integrity. These values are more important than ever due to the chaotic and divisive times we are living in where Islamophobia is on the rise both in Ireland and worldwide. One of the ways we hope to embody the values of our society is by holding an 'Anti-Islamophobia Day' event on the 1st of April here in UCD. We hope that by holding this event we will raise awareness about this issue and create a sense of unity amongst the Irish community during these divisive times. To kick-off the day there will be a football tournament for men and a footbal match against Diverse City for women. Other activites will also be taking place throughout the day including a bouncy castle for children, dodge ball and lots more! There will also be stalls in the New Student Centre all day, including a henna, slushy, popcorn and candyfloss stall! To end the day there will be a workshop and speakers such as the lecturer and researcher James Carr who has studied the topic of Islamophobia in Ireland immensely and authored the book 'Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with racism in the neoliberal era'. And finally, there will be a closing ceremony to award the best teams on the day! The event will take place on the 1st of April. Everyone will be meeting in the Old Student Centre at 10am sharp. The event is open to everyone! Men's football tournament sign-up sheet: Women's football match sign-up sheet: UCD ISoc. is hosting this event in collaboration with: SARI - Sport Against Racism Ireland Amnesty-International UCD RCSI Islamic Society DCU Islamic Society MU Isoc (Maynooth University Islamic Society) TCD MSA - Muslim Students' Association Muslim Association of Ireland