Exploring the Diversity of Black British Muslim Heritage in London July 2017 – January 2019

Project Manager

Tanya Muneera Williams – Project Ambassador

Bristol-born, London based, international Poet, Writer and Cultural Producer.

She conducts expressive based, purpose-driven workshops in schools, universities, local authorities, community groups, cabins, campfires, and wherever humankind commune. She shares art, guest lectures, host and finds alternative ways to educate and exchange ideas. Muneera consults for various organisations and colourfully etches a space of dialogue accessible regardless of cultural, religious, or gender boundaries. Rooted in spirituality she uses communication and art for edification and change.

Ismael Lea South – Project Director July 2017 – February 2018

Fatimah Amer – Project Officer

Fatimah is an independent researcher exploring social, BAME and diaspora histories in the UK. She has a BA and MA in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and an MA in Social Anthropology of Development (also from SOAS). As well as working on Everyday Muslim’s The Heritage Story of Black British Muslims in London Project, she is involved in a project on the social histories of London’s council estates. She is also researching her maternal grandmother’s life for a forthcoming book through which she endeavours to tell the greater historical and political odyssey of the Poles who were deported to Siberia during World War II.

Project Planner/Director and Fundraiser Sadiya Ahmed

Sadiya Ahmed is Director and Founder of the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative first established in 2013. She has been instrumental in fundraising, project planning and managing heritage and archive projects on the subject of British Muslim history and heritage. She has initiated and brokered collaborations and partnerships with museums and archives, academics, artists, media professionals and community groups across Britain.

She established the community group Khizra Foundation in 2010 to tackle the lack of representation of the Muslim community across the heritage sector. Subsequently, the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative was established as an umbrella project that has formally begun to archive of British Muslim life in the UK.