Unity Sisters is partnering with Jambo! Radio to deliver confidence and public speaking skills to our members. The project ran from the 21st of January to the 31st of March 2022 and included training sessions with the staff of Jambo! Radio.
This project engaged Unity Sisters members in interviews and storytelling to share their experiences and our work. Unity Sisters shared all content (interviews and videos) via social media to reach a wider audience.
Following a successful pilot project in collaboration with UpHub/Rags to Riches (Govanhill Baths Community Trust), we established a formal partnership with Rags to Riches to deliver weekly facilitated sessions on creating jewellery from recycled plastic.
The 12 sessions took place via Zoom on Wednesdays. All activities were delivered by community artists and craftspeople working with Rags to Riches to disseminate information and techniques on reusing, recycling, and upcycling materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.
The artists also acted as mentors developing skills among the Sisters to cascade the knowledge and techniques to other participants, ensuring the project’s sustainability after it finishes.
All members received £20 data vouchers to assist with data access fees.
No Radio Silence: Human Rights for New Scots
No Radio Silence is an educational resource Unity Sisters and Govanhill Baths Community Trust produced as part of the ‘Our Rights, Our Communities project. This project looks into developing peer-led advocacy amongst New Scots women and engaging the broader community towards creating solidarity and allyship to Human Rights causes.
This educational resource initiates a group conversation around various topics, including the community response against the dawn raid on Kenmure Street on the 13th of May 2021.
Many of the topics within this resource can be matched with the Curriculum for Excellence.
There are hyperlinks throughout the resource for further information provided by reliable sources, including the Scottish Government.
With the support of Clare Harker, Head Teacher at St Albert’s Primary School, Glasgow.
With support from Govanhill Baths Community Trust and under the mentorship of filmmaker Bircan Birol, the Unity Sisters created and directed this short film. This is part of the Sisters’ process of reclaiming the narrative of what being a New Scot means to create understanding, connection and integration. Based on the film ‘No Radio Silence’, 10 mins, 2021.