Muneera Williams

  1. Muneera Williams
Muneera Williams

Muneera Williams

Artist and Musician

Tanya Muneera Williams is one half of hip–hop, reggae and spoken word duo, Poetic Pilgrim- age. She is an artist, a poet and an activist and regularly appears on BBC Radio 2 to deliver ‘Pause For Thought’. Tanya is of Jamaican heritage and converted to Islam in 2005.

Workshop: Race and securitization in the Muslim Atlantic (I) – the Muslim Atlantic in the era of Trump/Johnson

The American Countering Violent Extremism and British Prevent strategies, and the wider securitized environment in which they are operate, have contributed to a sense among American and British Muslims that they are embattled as ‘suspect communities’ at a time when Islamophobia is rife. This workshop will investigate our current politi- cal times including the position of Muslims under the Trump and Johnson governments, Muslim debates on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the intersections of racism, Islamophobia, and the postcolonial.

Please note: this is an interactive workshop where all participants will be expected to actively contribute to the discussion throughout. There is a maximum capacity of 20 participants per session, on a first-come-first-served basis.