In a jam-packed 12 months Yemeni Roots, Salford Lives collected the life stories of 22 different people, developed a range of public events and produced a stunning community website . I’ve been frantically summarising, transcribing and cataloguing interviews, which are now publicly accessible via the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resouce Centre at the University of Manchester.

Though collecting officially ended in July, I’m now working freelance on an education pack and the development of a community exhibition at Salford Museum (opening in December 2012).  I’m also facilitating a youth project linked to the initial oral history programme together with the YCA’s Development Worker, Jauharah Salim.

memory map created by YCA youth

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