A CF member had the opportunity to attend the annual Mend event in Manchester Town Hall. The event took place at the end of November. The event started off with a minute silence to remember the people who had lost their lives in the Paris attack. There was an introduction and a clarification of the event discussing aims and objectives by Dr Siema Iqbal. The event also included a live panel including speakers and representatives such as the General Secretary of the NUT, the Deputy Police Crime Commissioner and an Inspector from the National Association of Muslim Police amongst others. This was a positive event as it aimed to discuss some of the work Mend have been undertaking during the year and also allowed professionals to discuss their opposition to hate crime and Islamaphobia. Members of the audience also had the opportunity to ask the panel questions related to strategies and plans which were in place or could be developed to help curb the rise of Islamaphobia.