10 Stages of Genocide aims to discuss the parallels between genocide in Bosnia in the 90s, and the current genocide in Syria. Discussion will be branched into current political issues regarding Trump’s Muslim ban, followed by Q&A.
Tayyabah Ahmed: litigation lawyer working for a local authority. She has been chair of a Women’s Advisory Board, a trustee for a mosque and a community school governor. Tayyabah has tackled hard hitting issues affecting the Muslim community by chairing/presenting on radio, drafting prose and scripts, being part of a guest panel on tv and advising various charity organisations pro bono. She has led the organisation of a number of events for the general public tackling islamophobia, including United We Stand: Divided We Fall as well as more recently Preventing Prevent Targeting Your Child and curated a recent exhibition on the Bosnian war.
Zrinka Bralow is CEO of Migrants Organise - social justice, self-help, organising platform for migrants and refugees acting for justice. Zrinka is a refugee from Sarajevo, where she was a journalist and where she worked with leading war correspondents during the siege in the 90’s. She is a founder of Women on the Move Awards that celebrates achievement of migrant and refugee women and winner of the 2011 Voices of Courage Award by the Women’s Refugee Commission in New York. Migrants Organsie are members of Citizens UK and together they successfully campaigned to end immigration detention of children in 2010 and currently campaign to end indefinite immigration detention and resettle more Syrian refugees. Zrinka holds MSc in Media and Communications from London School of Economics and is 2014 Churchill Fellow.
Ty Faruki: This event will lead into a future exhibition at P21 Gallery with photography by Ty Faruki, documenting a surviving soldier in Bosnia. Art exhibition is curated by Samia Malik.
Samia Malik: As an artist and curator that has organised art exhibitions about Palestine, exposing genocidal issues through the medium of art is challenging and also an important part of my creative practice. Art is one of the strongest cultural assets of western supremacy. Opposing propagated Islamophobic media rhetoric through art is essential for truthful, decolonised cultural progression.
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