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Rise: Extraordinary Women of Colour Who Changed the World

24th March at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free
Maliha Abidi painting on a canvas in a studio full of paintings of women

At this online event artist and author Maliha Abidi will speak about the inspirational women featured in her new book, Rise: Extraordinary Women of Colour Who Changed the World.

Rise: Extraordinary Women of Colour Who Changed the World, Thursday 24th March, 6pm to 7pm, Online, Free

Maliha Adbidi painting on a canvas in a studio room full of paintings of women
Rise: Extraordinary Women of Colour Who Changed the World by Maliha Abidi is out now from Saqi Books. Credit: Maliha Adbidi

Rise celebrates the stories of 100 remarkable women of colour, including the entrepreneur with a homemade marmalade business who went on to found Women’s World Banking, the educator who built the first university, the athlete who fled civil war on a sinking boat and then swam in the Olympics, and the first black female astronaut.  These trailblazers have risen above challenges to reach dizzying heights.

Featuring stunning portrait illustrations Rise reveals the creativity and courage of these pioneers.

The event will include videos (produced by Speaking Volumes) of well-known figures speaking about the inspiring women from within the book.

Maliha Abidi is an artist and feminist who has worked with UN Women and Peace Corporation. Born in Pakistan, Abidi moved to the UK where she is pursuing a BA in Medical Neuroscience at Sussex University. She is the author of the acclaimed Pakistan for Women, which she self-published in 2018.

Booking

This event is free and open to all. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so hereYou will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place. 

Accessibility

This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

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Date:
24th March
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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GWL Online

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Glasgow Women’s Library
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
info@womenslibrary.org.uk
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