Islamophobia Awareness Month is a month-long campaign held every November that aims to raise awareness of Islamophobia and showcase the positive contributions of Muslims in society. Its vision is to see a society free from Islamophobia in all its forms, and a campaign widely recognised and supported every year.
This year’s IAM trailer
The theme for 2023 is #muslimstories
The goal of this year’s campaign is to facilitate connections among individuals from diverse backgrounds, including both Muslims and non-Muslims, using the transformative power of storytelling. So get involved now and share your story!
Home Office statistics show that in England and Wales, between 2022 and 2023, 44 per cent of religious hate crimes were targeted at people perceived as Muslim.
Islamophobia continues to be a problem in society, and IAM is therefore an unfortunate necessity.
Islamophobia Awareness Month is one of the most important events in the British Muslim calendar; this year is no different and arguably even more critical due to the ongoing genocide against the Palestinians.
Running since 2012, IAM has continued to call for the recognition of Muslim success in all areas of society, in addition to championing the fight against Islamophobia.
We, at Islam21c, join dozens of other Muslim and non-Muslim organisations in supporting IAM and pray that its ongoing efforts continue to have a positive impact on Muslims and wider society, be that in the UK or farther afield.
How you can support IAM
You can support the campaign in a number of ways, but why not begin your journey by becoming an official supporter?
To find out more about how you can get involved in Islamophobia Awareness Month, visit the IAM website.
Check out all the other ways you can get involved below.
Become an official supporter of the IAM campaign
Visit our website and complete the form to become an official supporter.
Follow us on social media
Find IAM on X, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn @islamophobiaam.
Share our content and use the hashtags #IAM2023 and #muslimstories so the messages can reach more people.
Check out the exhibition
You can also visit the IAM website to view our virtual Islamophobia exhibition, or to hire the Islamophobia exhibition at your own venue!
Create a Human Library
The flagship event this year is a Human Library, designed to cultivate connections with those around you by collecting stories of lived experiences.
To find out how to create your own, visit this page.
Host an IAM workshop
Deliver our IAM workshop for your audience in order to explain what Islamophobia is, what IAM is, and how you can get involved.