Two women will share their stories about being a muslim woman today.
Maz Saleem is the daughter of 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem, who was murdered in Birmingham just yards from his house by Ukrainian far-right terrorist Pavlo Lapshyn. Saleem will talk about her resilience through dealing with her father’s death and what she wants to see change through her tireless campaigning across the UK. Maz Saleem is an active campaigner against racism and Islamophobia in Britain and has written for a variety of publications including the Independent, 5Pillars, Counterfire and Stop the War Coalition websites.
Hamida Hussain will tell her story which started in her birthplace of Bangladesh, via London before arriving in Chester – a place she now calls home. Hussain will describe how her journey has made her the person and mother she is today. Hamida Hussain is an English Student at Cheshire College, mother to her son and is looking ahead to a future where she hopes to educate Bangladeshi families on and around arranged marriage.
Hamida and Maz will be in conversation with Helen Rutherford-Gregory. Helen is a passionate political activist and chair of Stop the War and Fundraising Officer for the Labour Party. Founder and CEO of SisterHub – a network of women in business.