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How to engage people that disagree with you (Part 2) – with Magid Magid

What is it? How to engage people that disagree with you (Part 2) – with Magid Magid

When is it? Saturday 31st July 2021 from 2pm – 2:30pm

Where is it? On YouTube. 

How is it? Pretty good, thanks for asking!

Ever struggled speaking with people who disagree with you? 

Want to learn how to speak with people outside your echo chamber? 

Award winning menstrual health charity Irise International open the Act for Change Together podcasts by tackling a big question in activism – how do we engage people in our work who disagree with us? In part 2 of this episode, we hear from Director of Union of Justice, as well as ex Lord Mayor of Sheffield and MEP, Magid Magid

In part 1 of this episode we heard from Irise‘s young’ trustee and Empower Period Committee chair Sophie Rowson, Irise’s ‘Agent of Change’ and Empower Period Forum member Nkechi Adeboye, Irise’s UK Projects Manager Acushla Young and Founder.

About the speakers

About Magid Magid

Magid Magid is a Somali-British race and climate justice activist/organiser and author who came to the UK as a refugee aged five. He is Founder & Director of Union of Justice. He was a member of the European Parliament representing Yorkshire & the Humber, Mayor of his beloved city, Sheffield and was also an elected councillor representing his community. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the think tank ‘Friends of Europe’ and is co-chair of refugee charity ‘City of Sanctuary Sheffield’. Magid was also named one of TIME’s 100 rising stars shaping the future of the world.

About Acushla Young

My name is Acushla Young and I am the UK Project Manager at Irise International. Irise works with girls, women and people with periods across the UK and East Africa to end period poverty and shame, and empower menstruators to reach their full potential. I first got involved with Irise as part of my Master’s course, where I worked with our incredible team in Uganda to produce project evaluation. Now I have the honour of supporting hundreds of young people to lead their communities to period freedom. I am also on the board of trustees at Girl Friendly Society, a fantastic organisation that builds girl’s confidence and ability to thrive in the UK.

About Sophie Rowson

Sophie is a researcher and menstrual equality advocate living in Sheffield. She has been part of the Irise community since 2018 having started out as a fundraising and campaigning volunteer before joining Irise’s UK Board of Trustees in 2019. She believes in the power of collective youth-led advocacy and action to create a better world in which people with periods can thrive.

About Nkechi Adeboye 

Nkechi is a recent graduate of economics and software engineering with a range of volunteering experience with Sheffield based and international charity which in addition to Irise International, include FoodWorks, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Women Working Worldwide and Chayn. Interest areas of Nkechi include the role of FinTech for financial inclusion, tech policy and the role of technological advancement for the effective realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Organisation

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Date:
July 31
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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