Events / United Kingdom / Pollokshields welcomes Amal, fáilte خوش آمدید أهلا بك
Pollokshields welcomes Amal, fáilte خوش آمدید أهلا بك
Date: 11 Nov 2021
Local Start Time: 14:15
Location: The Bowling Green, Pollockshields
Country: United Kingdom
Join the community of Pollokshields in this event of welcome for Amal, where she’ll meet Sarra Wassu, dubbed by the BBC as ’Scotland’s Greta Thunberg’, learn the dabke, meet schoolchildren and explore the place where the famous site of protest against deportation took place on Kenmure Street.
At this event, a seed of courage from the last remaining Suffragette Tree will be gifted to Amal by artist Ruth Ben-Tovim from Walking Forest and Farhana Yamin climate lawyer, activist and COP delegate. Amal will also encounter community leader (and organiser of this event of welcome) Tabassum Niamat, dressed in the travelling, community created, work of performance craft ‘the Coat of Hopes’.
‘Amal’s journey of hope has bought her to a neighbourhood that is rich in diversity and culture, the place where people stood shoulder to shoulder in defiance of the Home Office. Pollokshields has become the story of migrants and refugees, people united in their common humanity and not the polarised world we live in’ – Tabassum Niamat, Event Producer