Islamophobia Awareness Month
Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) is a campaign founded in 2012 by a group of Muslim organisations to raise awareness of Islamophobia. Islamophobia Awareness Month aims to raise awareness of the discrimination Muslims may face, and the impact that misconceptions about Muslims and Islam may have on individuals and communities across all of society. The vision of IAM is to see a society free from Islamophobia in all its forms, and the campaign widely recognised and supported every year.
2022 marks the 10-year anniversary of IAM, and throughout the month of November you will see various celebrations of the great work and achievements of the IAM campaign over the last decade. For example, the success of IAM 2021 consisted of engagement with more than 120 supporters, over 250 events nationwide and comprehensive media engagement. Many organisations got involved with the campaign, including local authorities, police forces, the NHS, and corporate organisations.
The theme for IAM 2022 is #tacklingdenial, with this year’s campaign having a focus on the denial of Islamophobia. IAM 2022 is going to be bigger and better than ever before and will see more in-person events, workshops, exhibitions, roundtables and much more with your support.
Here is how you can get involved: –
Become an Official Supporter of the IAM Campaign; visit www.islamophobia-awareness.org/ and complete the ‘Become a Supporter’ form. If you are signing up on behalf of an organisation, you can upload a logo that can be displayed on the IAM website to highlight your support.
Follow IAM on social media; connect with IAM on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can share IAM content, use graphics, and use the hashtags #IAM2022, #tacklingdenial and #10yearson.
Publish a Positive Story; publish stories to showcase positive contributions Muslims make, and the impact Islamophobia has on people’s lives – whether within your organisation, or on a more personal level.