Tue, 22 Mar 2022, 18:15 (GMT)
The NewBridge Project, Newcastle (ENG), The NewBridge Project, Shieldfield Centre, 4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street), Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AL
Hosted by The NewBridge Project
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion guided by Preti Taneja in conversation with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan about her new book, Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia. We will be moving far beyond superficial discussions of Islamophobia as a moral deficiency and instead asking difficult questions about a world-system founded on dehumanisation, occupation and destruction. The discussion will invite you to question not only the interconnected nature of Islamophobia with other oppressions, but also the ways that language hides and obscures such violence, the ways we may use language to resist such violence, and more.
A central preoccupation of the book is the question of safety, and why so many of us have become less safe through the ‘security’ agenda of states across the world. In preparation for this conversation we ask you to consider what safety looks like to you. When have you felt most safe in your life? What is safety predicated upon? And how far is the gap between the measures and institutions we are currently told “keep us safe”, and the realities of our engagement with such institutions and measures?