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Power and the responsibility to change: upcoming workshop with Suhaiymah and Remi!

Writer, poet and educator Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan provides a glimpse into her upcoming Sound Connections’ workshop with Remi Fox-Novák, Strategies for Change.

Please note: This event was originally set to take place on Thursday 9 June 2022 and has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. To be notified once ticket sales go live, email emily@sound-connections.org.uk


I am really looking forward to following up on part 1 of this workshop. Delegates were very reflective about the sorts of changes they want to make and I hope they’ve had a chance to make some specific attempts. It will be interesting to see how they worked and how they didn’t. I think in particular that new delegates will provide a fresh perspective for us and new angles.

In this session we’ll be thinking more specifically about power and who holds it, whether we can simply say “we don’t make the decisions” and avoid change-making, or whether we all have responsibility to change?

What happens if change isn’t made?

What does your organisation look like down the line?

What impact does this have on the real world? And what happens if the changes made are only piece-meal PR reform?

I look forward to delving into all of this and more!


Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan (she/her)

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet and educator disrupting understandings of history, race, knowledge and violence. She works to equip herself and others with the tools to resist the oppressive conditions we live in and work towards another reality.

Suhaiymah is co-author of A Fly Girl’s Guide to University  (Verve Poetry Press, 2019), author of Postcolonial Banter (Verve Poetry Press, 2019), and Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia (Pluto Press, forthcoming 2022), as well as host of the Breaking Binaries podcast (currently on hiatus). She has essays in I Refuse To Condemn (Manchester University Press, 2020) and Cut From The Same Cloth? (Unbound, 2021) and has written for The Guardian, Independent, Al-Jazeera, and gal-dem.

Suhaiymah’s poetry has millions of views online and has featured across radio and TV stations. She was the National Roundhouse Poetry Slam runner-up in 2017 and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London (2020-2022) and Writer in Residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse (2021-2022).  She has written plays for The Royal Court, Bunker, and other theatres. (www.suhaiymah.com).

@thebrownhijabi

Remi Fox-Novák (he/him)

Remi Fox-Novák is a music producer and sound artist with Nager Syndrome. He has been working as a support worker for people with severe and complex disabilities, residentially and in day centres.

Remi’s Linktree

Remi Fox-Novak – Inclusive Practice in Action – Sound Connections Reflections for Think22

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