Raise Your Gaze – Re-imagining Justice

We know that we must all strive for justice to build a world in which we can all be safe and and free from violence and oppression, and an integral part of this is to make sure that we are healing from our individual and collective trauma. We know that we must actively work towards being physically, emotionally and spiritually nourished so that we can build a better today.

Join us on Saturday 9 December to celebrate, to be creative, to express joy, and to heal from the many injustices we face in order for us to continue challenging all that tries to oppress us.

We will have a talk, workshops, performances, a bazaar, colouring stations, food, and even a birthday cake. Featuring Soofiya Andry, Amina Khayyam, Momtaza Mehri, Michael Mumisa, and more! Book tickets here.

11am – Sheikh Michael Mumisa, ‘On Justice’
Sheikh Michael is a PhD candidate and Cambridge Special Livingstone Scholar at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He is author of a number of studies and a regular broadcaster and commentator on radio and other media.

12.30pm – Lunch by Mazi Mas
Mazi Mas menus meld cultures and reimagine tradition, taking you from the windswept rose gardens of Iran to the forested beaches of Costa Rice in the space of a meal. Their cooking is rooted in the kitchens of their mothers and grandmothers, but enlivened by the spirit of collaboration that rules their own.

1.30pm – Workshops
(no experience necessary; book early as spaces are limited)
Soofiya Andry – Zine-making
Soofiya is an illustrator, visual artist and book designer, and their practice provides a commentary on gender, race, politics and bodies through a DIY approach. Their work has been featured in The Guardian, Metro and The Independent, and shown at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, amongst others. Soofiya is currently a regular lecturer at Ravensbourne and the Family Artist-in-Residence at Camden Arts Centre.

Amina Khayyam – Kathak dance 
Amina has her own dance company (Amina Khayyam Dance company) through which she creates new and original work incorporating theatre, live art and technology. She is a critically claimed performer gaining accolades for both her classical Kathak work as well as creating original works drawing from current issues, particularly issues that affects and marginalised women from disfranchised backgrounds. Her acclaimed works are A Thousand Faces, Yerma, Laal Shaari, Slut and One.

Momtaza Mehri – Poetry writing
Momtaza is a poet, essayist and literary researcher. Her poetry has been featured in DAZED, Buzzfeed, Vogue, BBC Radio 4, Poetry Society of America and Poetry International. She is a Complete Works Fellow and winner of the 2017 Out-spoken Page Poetry Prize. Her chapbook sugah lump prayer was published in 2017. She also edits Diaspora Drama, a digital platform showcasing international immigrant art.

Circus performing

The RH Circus Society create a friendly, welcoming space sharing a variety of circus-based skills. They run weekly workshops and their members regularly perform in a number of local shows and festivals nationwide. They began in 2014 and have been growing ever since. The circus performers will teach you how to use juggling balls, hoola hoops and how to play with LED staffs.

2.30pm – Break & music performance

3pm – IMI’s 5th birthday cake

4pm – End

Prayer/reflection space will available, and the bazaar selling food, henna, crafts, and toiletries will be free to explore and purchase from throughout the day.


If you’re not able to pay the ticket price, please get in touch for a free ticket – we still want you to attend!

BSL interpreters will be available on the day.

There will be an induction loop for Sheikh Michael Mumisa’s talk. Please let us know in advance if you require one for a workshop, and we can arrange to have this set up.

Sheikh Michael Mumisa’s talk will be livestreamed, as well as being recorded and transcribed. The workshops however won’t be recorded or livestreamed.

The entire venue is wheelchair accessible, and there are wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

All bathrooms are gender-neutral.

Lunch and refreshments will be vegetarian and vegan.

Children and babies are always welcome.

Please email admin@inclusivemosque.org have any other accessibility needs.