This is the first part of our series on our International Advisory Committee. In this clip we ask Jabeen Maqbool a few questions regarding her involvement with our project.
Jabeen has a background in Law, commencing her career as a Legal Practitioner in the Asylum and Human Rights field. She went on to obtain a Certificate in Further Education Teaching and taught English within the Life Long Learning Sector in Bradford. Her keen interest in Community work led to her establishing and managing StepUp Community Association in April 2010. StepUp is a Peterborough based Charity working to enhance the lives of marginalised communities. The organisation specialises in engaging with young people and uses thought provoking workshops and interactive theatre to challenge and change mindsets. Jabeen’s experience and valuable knowledge of the local community in Peterborough enabled her to take on the role of Assistant Production Manager in the Places for All Project in partnership with the University of Sussex. She worked closely with the Director in engaging with local talent and audiences to deliver a successful community theatre across a number of venues in the city. The production drew upon the migration histories of local residents both past and present. Jabeen followed this up by organising a celebratory end of project event to acknowledge the vital contribution of all participants towards documenting their oral histories.