Category: #WeStandTogether

Ernest Mach Gymnasium – Hurth, Germany

Introduction It was wonderful to be hosted by Ernest Mach Gymnasium in Hurth. School of my German host, Frau Thekla Von Dubois. The largest group I ever had in one hall – 370 students and a dozen of English teachers. I was warmly welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Students Input Two students retold my story…




Qaisra won the National Diversity ‘Life Time Achiever’ award !!

Qaisra Shahraz Honoured at UK’s Largest Diversity Awards Qaisra was presented her ‘Life Time Achiever’ award by Sol Campbell, the famous footballer and two representatives of Microsoft Damian Stirrett & Sarbjit Sahota. Microsoft sponsored this award category. Qaisra whole heartedly wishes to thank the people who have voted for her for this Award and also who…




Celebrating Sikhism at Guru Nanak Devji Gurdawara – Manchester

On 28th February the management of the temple Guru Nanak Devji Gurdwara in Monton St in Manchester, partnership with #We Stand Together – hosted a marvelous event. What a marvelous time we had we learnt so much and tasted marvelous hospitality through Langar – a meal. Tour It was an interfaith evening for the people of…




Wonder Women: What are we chaining ourselves to the railings for today ?

Event: What are we chaining ourselves to the railings for today ? A discussion on modern feminism Link: http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/what-are-we-chaining-ourselves-to-the-railings-for-today/ Date: 4th March 2016 Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Venue: People’s History Museum Left Bank Spinningfields Manchester M3 3ER United Kingdom




Celebrating World Book Day at KD Grammar School

Date: 03 March 2016 Time: 9AM to 12:30PM Venue: KD Grammar School for Boys Hartley Hall Alexandra Road South Manchester M16 8NH     Looking forward to talk about books, my love of literature & my writing life. I hope to inspire young students to do more reading and take up writing as a career.    




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 4

Sarajevo – Talk by our host, Resad Trbonja and Shopping tour of the city First thing in the morning we had a talk by our host Resad. He shared his poignant world with us living through the war in his youth. We found it listening to him fascinating and humbling.   Quotes by Resad: “ We…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 3

Visit to Potocari Memorial Centre This is the day I was especially looking forward to, time to visit and pay our respect to the victims of the Bosnian genocide where over 8000 men and young boys were massacred over three days in and around Srebrenica. On the way we passed gorgeous countryside mountains and rivers, coated…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 1

Introduction On 11 July, in 1995, Bosnian Serb forces, led by General Ratko Mladić, systematically massacred 8,372 men and boys. It was the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. These individuals are more than just a statistic; they were the fathers, husbands, sons and loved ones of those that were left…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 2

Medica Zenica On the second day we had the privilege of visiting Medica Zenica, a women therapy center for survivors of war and rape victims and meeting the wonderful Director, Dr. Sabiha Husić who manages this very special place. The NGOs we met with are very prominent organizations that work with women victims of war trauma and…




Interfaith Twinning Event at Withington Girls’ School – Spreading Peace & Hummus

It was a pleasure visiting Withington Girls’ School in Manchester for our season of twinning event. Over 100 Muslim and Jewish girls with their teachers and sixth form prefects attended a session led by myself and Jonny Wineberg. This was one of the five schools who benefited from the celebratory #SpreadHummusNotHate initiative to promote messages of peace,…