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Fri, 24 Jun


Sheffield City Centre

Migration Matters Festival presents ITS ROOTS, ITS WOUNDS, ITS FLOWERS: DIASPORA FORUM

A platform exploring Diaspora and ally ship

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Migration Matters Festival presents ITS ROOTS, ITS WOUNDS, ITS FLOWERS: DIASPORA FORUM
Migration Matters Festival presents ITS ROOTS, ITS WOUNDS, ITS FLOWERS: DIASPORA FORUM

Time & Location

24 Jun 2022, 14:00 – 15:30

Sheffield City Centre, 12 Fitzalan Square, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2AZ, UK

About the Event


Diaspora Forum is a platform to draw our focus to issues around the diaspora and its allies, sharing different practices from arts and community works, cherishing what we have and what we can do more. The panel will feature two practitioners, Shagufta K Iqbal, a writer, workshop facilitator and co-founder of Kiota Bristol; and Evie Muir, a domestic abuse specialist, racial justice activist and the founder of Peaks of Colour, to share their works and projects, lead us through their inspirational journey of diasporic roots, wounds and flowers.

This event will take place at DINA

We offer a range of tickets for each event, to ensure that Migration Matters Festival is accessible to everyone. Our Free ticket option is an invitation to those experiencing financial hardship, seeking sanctuary, or who have limited means, to enjoy our events for free. They guarantee exactly the same access to the event.

Whichever ticket you choose, your contribution supports our artists, the running of the Festival, and our chosen charities who support migration, refugees and people seeking sanctuary across the world. Thank you!


About the Panel -

Evie Muir: Evie Muir is a Domestic Abuse Specialist, racial justice activist and freelance journalist. With over 8 years’ experience supporting survivors with intersecting experiences of gendered and racialised trauma, Evie now works with services committed to ensuring their practice is anti-racist and LGBT+ inclusive. A survivor herself, Evie’s embeds personal and professional expertise through her writing, which seeks platform the survivors’ voices too often marginalised from mainstream media. Evie is also the founder of Peaks of Colour, a Peak District-based walking club by and for people of colour, which explores both the outdoors, and by and for routes to healing and recovery.

Shagufta K Iqbal: Co-founder of Kiota Bristol, Shagufta K Iqbal is an award-winning writer, workshop facilitator and Tedx Speaker. She has been described by gal-dem as a poet whose work ‘leaves you validated but aching – her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable.’ Her poetry collection ‘Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam’ has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass.’ She is currently writing her second poetry collection and debut novel, with a focus on climate injustice and migration."

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