Haleema Ali – Art and Activism

Courtesy of Haleema
Courtesy of Haleema

Welcome to the Creatives in Focus Podcast. The podcast where we discuss the journey to excellence and creating for impact.

A few months ago, I connected with Haleema Ali at the Uprising leadership graduation event. Haleema Ali is a social and political activist, inspiring social change through events, art and workshops. Haleema is also a youth worker, mentor and teacher, helping young people from underrepresented backgrounds to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Indeed, she is making a great impact on the lives of young people in your community specifically Luton and wider. As an educator, Haleema serves her community through mentoring and guiding young people to follow suitable career paths and facilitating the expression of self and cultural identity through art.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of exemplary leadership and role models, especially for young people. During this interview Haleema highlighted the importance of speaking truth to power, using art or a platform to influence change We also touched on how creating for social action can highlight and help to address key issues the youth of today face.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that in this interview we touch on quite sensitive topics such as knife crime and gang culture which may be upsetting for individuals who may have been affected by these topics.

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Instagram: @contacthaleema

Website: https://www.haleemaali.com/

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