Category Archives: 2024

Sunday 21st January Genocide Memorial Day in London

IHRC is pleased to announce its 15th annual Genocide Memorial Day. The topic of this year’s event will be Gaza: A Case Study of Genocide. There is a dark irony in the fact that IHRC is addressing an unfolding genocide in the same place that was the focus of attention for the first-ever GMD.


Date: 21st January 2024

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm, GMT. Free lunch at 12 noon

Venue: P21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton St, London NW1 1JD

Confirmed speakers

Prof Richard Falk

Prof Ilan Pappe

Prof Haim Bresheeth

Rabbi Ahron Cohen

Sara Russell

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Arzu Merali launches here website

Arzu Merali, member of the board of the Decolonial International Network Foundation (DIN) and a founding member of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has launched her website Merali has been important contributions to the decolonial movement in the past decade. Her website reflects that. She is also the editor of The Long View, a quarterly journal of IHRC. You can her books, articles, documentaries and reports that she has produced.


Solidarity with Palestine in Berkeley California

Jibril Abdul-Rahman is a scholar and activist in Berkeley California who has been working on uniting organizations from different communities in the solidarity movement for a Free Palestine. He tells his story here.
The result of the work has been a brochure in three languages with statements from different organizations. The English version is here. The Spanish version is here. The Arabic version is here.

DTM courses in London and Birmingham

Two Islamic organizations in England (London and Birmingham) are organizing workshops on Decolonizing The Mind in the weekend of 20-21 of January. They describe the need for the workshops as follows:

The global struggle to free Palestine from the grip of Israel – a settler colonial society established and supported by imperialism and the old colonial masters has intensified globally.

We are now calling on all activists to join us for an exciting one day course to facilitate critical, thinking, self-awareness and a dismantling of colonial frameworks that condition our education, politics, and ideas.

It is time to detox our minds and our language from the western tropes of colonialism, capitalism and neoliberalism and start afresh with a new justice-centric paradigm.

Join us as in working to liberate our minds and communities from the repression of colonialism, racism, Islamophobia, inequality, and climate injustice, in solidarity with a global movement for justice and freedom for all humanity.

The workshop is led by scholar and writer, Sandew Hira.

Hira will guide us through the theory and history underpinning decolonisation and equip us with practical tools and tips to successfully challenge and deconstruct current narratives and injustices.


The workshop is based on the book by Sandew Hira.

Date: Saturday January 20, 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM

Location: Mahfil Ali, 39 Gloucester Road, Harrow, HA1 4PR

To register and request information text to: 07795 660 438

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Registration fee: £ 25.


Date: Sunday January 21, 9.45 AM – 4.00 PM

Location: Gents Transition Hall, Birmingham

Registration fee: £ 10.