Tackling Shadeism: London

Event Date: 
Thursday, 12 September, 2013 - 17:30 to 19:30

Inclusive Mosque Initiative's Masjid As-Subul discusses: Tackling Shadeism
Date: Thursday, 12 September 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, Room A in basement, London, N1 6AH. Nearest tube is Old Street.
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Shadeism: “A form of skin tone bias that identifies groups and individuals on the basis of degree of skin pigmentation. It is an evaluation of people that minutely registers traits such as skin colour, hair, and facial features to construct social hierarchies.”

Discrimination against people with darker skin still occurs daily. Worse, for many communities it is completely normalised. In today's discussion we'd like to hear your thoughts on how to tackle shadeism so that the next generation know that dark skin is just as beautiful as any other shade.

We'd like to hear your thoughts on how shadeism affects us emotionally and pschologyically. What are it's long-term effects? How can bystanders to shadeism help?

Note: Refreshments will be available. We always begin our events with a jamaat salah to which everyone is welcome to join. Registration is requested with a suggested donation of only £5 in advance or on the day, if you can afford more then please feel free to do so. This goes towards the venue and speakers costs.