Mother-Daughter Earth Stories: Inheriting a Passion for Climate Justice
November 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Interfaith Glasgow during Scottish Interfaith Week as we go Live on Facebook for a very special hour of mother-daughter storytelling and conversation.
Hear about the journeys of two mothers and their daughters whose passion for the natural world and climate activism is shared across generations.
Zarina Ahmad is a Climate Change Communicator and PhD Researcher at University of Manchester. She is one of the mighty women on Woman’s Hour’s 2020 Our Planet Power List
Zarina has dedicated herself to creating pathways for under-represented groups to work in environmental organisations – increasing not only a diversity of people, but a diversity of ideas.
In response to the lack of specific data about ethnic minority groups and environmentalism, Zarina is now researching sustainable behaviours within BAME communities in the UK for a PhD at the University of Manchester and is also a researcher on a Food Justice project, JustFACT in London.
Zarina has created spaces for marginalised women’s voices to be heard about climate issues, Climate Sisters who exhibit their creative work at various venues such as the Glasgow Science Centre, the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Kam Kaur is from the Sikh faith, trying to implement the teachings in her day-to-day life. She is a mother to two daughters and recognises the importance of open discussions on all aspects of life, including climate change. Kam’s parents are from farming background in Punjab and hence she recognises the value of organic farming.
Her passion for making changes to help the planet comes from recognising her heritage culture of reusing, recycling and sharing resources.
Kam has been working in the third sector for the past 10 years. She started as a finance officer however in the past 3 years she has been delivering workshops to help women in confidence and wellbeing.
Her initial project, Waste 2 Wishes, with Gilded Lily funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, focused on educating local women on how to combat climate change through practical workshops. Through this with her faith teachings and Punjabi heritage, Kam is keen to actively help in making Mother Earth a cleaner, safer space.
Aniqah Ali is a podcaster/interviewer and a climate, racial and gender justice activist.
Aniqah created a podcast during COP26 around climate crisis and sustainability in the global south – talking to women from the global south and how this affects them.
Simran Kaur is a Punjabi, baptised Sikh, born and brought up in Scotland, studying Economics & Sociology at the University of Glasgow.
This year, she is taking a year out to pursue an exciting new job opportunity in the finance sector.
Simran spends her free time creating art, volunteering and raising awareness for various social issues.
Recently, as part of the Climate Sisters Glasgow project, Simran presented her artwork in a series of exhibitions and events for COP 26, and now as part of the Feminist Green New Deal project.