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Community Champion – Syma Ahmed

This month our CEO Mariam has nominated a community champion who she believes has tirelessly worked hand in hand with the community to make people feel represented and engaged with the arts – Syma Ahmed.
Syma is best known for her longstanding work with Glasgow Women’s Library. This month will be marking 10 years since the publication of “She settles in the Shields – untold stories of migrant women in Pollokshields”, Syma’s seminal project. The book highlights the stories of 1st generation migrant women in Pollokshields. The book will be available to view/purchase on the commemoration day on 24th October and we will be launching Part 2 of She Settles in the Shields. These will be short video clips of contributions made by 2nd and 3rd generation immigrant women of Pollokshields which will be showcased during International Women’s Week 2022.
Here is a glimpse of Syma’s work and opportunities with the Glasgow Women’s Library:
She Settles in the Shields – https://womenslibrary.org.uk/…/she-settles-in-the…/ (trailer for film available on 24th Oct tickets on GWL website)