Our Prayer is Protest is a Healing Arts festival organised by the Inclusive Mosque Initiative, Healing Justice LDN, and Voices that Shake! and curated by Farzana Khan.

The day will feature speakers discussing community building, gentrification, racism, health, wellness and repair, as well as holistic workshops on zine-making, breath work, yoga, dance, herbal walks, and creative writing. We will be using different art forms and non-eurocentric methods to deepen our understanding and approaches to mental well-being, collective healing, and undoing violence/harm for ourselves and our communities.

10.00 – Doors open
10.30 – Opening prayers
11.00 – Movement and breath work session
12.30 – Lunch (vegan ang gluten free)
13.30 – Panel discussion on body and mental health, state violence, community repair & food and land justice
15.30- Break
15.40 – Writing, zine-making and herbal walks workshops
17.30 – Closing and music performances
18.00 -End

– If you’re not able to pay the ticket price, please get in touch for a free ticket
– Carers or anyone needed to support you are welcome and can receive a free ticket
– BSL interpreters will be available on the day
– There will be an induction loop on the day
– The venue is wheelchair accessible with a wheelchair accessible bathroom
– There is one gender-neutral bathroom
– Lunch and refreshments will be vegan & gluten-free
– Children and babies are welcome. Please get in touch if you have childcare needs
– The talk will be recorded and transcribed
– The closest tube station is Whitechapel, and the closest accessible tube station is Liverpool Street. Buses are 25, 254, 106, D3

Please let us know of any specific communication, interpreting, information, physical, transport support, dietary or any other requirements you have and we will do our best to provide them.

This is the fifth event in IMI’s #RaiseYourGaze series.

Contact us at admin@inclusivemosqueinitiative.org with any questions.

Artwork by Saara Jaffrey-Roberts & Graphics by Soofiya

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