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Susan Goligher

Susan has a background in art history, community engagement, youth and community; she is also a Reiki Master.

Educated at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Susan has a B.A. Hons. in History of Art & Design from Leicester Polytechnic and a B.A. Hons. in Childhood and Youth Studies from Liverpool John Moores University. Susan is currently studying for her Masters in Childhood and Youth Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Having worked as a diversity professional; locally as a transformational family and community worker; nationally and internationally as an African textile historian/curator, Susan recognises the importance of using non-traditional spaces break down social barriers, to raise self-esteem and to support positive wellbeing through creative explorations.

Susan uses African textiles from Afrograph’s Private Collection to identify common themes, which enable personal stories to be revealed and communicated through art, enabling connections and linkages to be made which strengthen and empower individuals and their communities.

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Geeta Makol

Owner at Essential Spa & Salon , Geeta is highly creative and motivated. She has a lifetime interest in healing and spirituality. She has been trained throughout the years in the UK and India, giving her a truly unique and open-minded approach those she works with. Geeta studied at Carlett Park, Ayurveda Centre, Shanaz Hussain, India.

http://www.essential-therapy.co.uk


Shaun McKenna (Lady Sian)

Shaun is a  drag artist. actor, singer, dancer and storyteller with a rich performance background. Shaun has performed on numerous big stages, nationally internationally. She has also had numerous roles on various TV shows. 

Shaun is a campaigner for LGBTQ+  rights and a much loved local celebrity, so much so she is currently featured in the museum of Liverpool life.   https://www.facebook.com/shaun.mckenna.315

Jerry Spencer

Jerry Spencer became interested in co-operatives as a response to unemployment and the latest 'crisis of capitalism' in the 1980s. He trained as a co-operative development worker and worked chiefly in poor neighbourhoods helping to build community- and people-led businesses and initiatives in different parts of the country. In 1996 he joined Liverpool City Council as a social enterprise development officer, supporting the development of co-ops, community and social businesses. He championed the idea of social value and a social return on investment and latterly the idea of community-owned renewable energy co-ops, including setting up Good Neighbour Community Energy which operates a 40kWp solar pv system in Liverpool 8

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Tara Hudson

I have been working in communications for the past seven years. In my current role, at Hackney Council, I have regular meet up with groups in the community and the voluntary sector to talk about projects and help get the message out to local residents. I have a keen interest in equalities and have worked on setting up a Hackney LGBTQI+ festival, managed communications for Hackney Carnival which saw over 30,000 attendees, helped with the Council’s Black History Month planning, and for Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month met with community members to talk through events and communications to get even more residents involved with their celebrations. I strongly believe the voluntary sector can help not only promote a culture of inclusion within our society but actually tackle root causes of inequalities. That’s why getting the word out the great work you do is so important! https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarastaunton/

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