First published: 30 November 2016
Professor Reina Lewis brings Faith & Fashion to Asia House to discuss the heightened political significance of the religiously dressed body in post-Brexit Britain and beyond.
What does it mean to be a visible minority in a post-Brexit Britain given the rise in racism, anti-semitism and anti-Muslim prejudice increasingly evident in the West? LCF’s collaboration with Asia House addresses this timely and important question, asking how people can negotiate dress as the UK moves into a new set of relationships with the EU and Europe, and therefore with Asia and the rest of the world.
Exploring the importance of appearance in debates about race, ethnicity, migration, religion, and national belonging - Reina is joined by Jacqueline Nicholls, Jewish educator, internationally exhibited artist, and regular contributor to BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought; James Welch, legal director of Liberty; Ruth Yimika Awogbade, founder and editor of Magnify magazine, described by the Huffington Post as 'the Christian Women's Magazine breaking every stereotype’; and Elif Shafak, political columnist and best-selling author of award-winning titles such as The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour.