About Farzana Khan

Farzana works at Platform and is Shake’s co-ordinator. She has a background in youth work and community development and has committed her professional work and academic studies to issues of social justice, human rights, transformative education and environmental justice. Farzana is passionate about challenging power and privilege dynamics.

Qawwali Flamenco Brexit Beat

By |June 24th, 2016|

In a taxi with desi immigrant uncle, jammin to some spanish/urdu qawwali flamenco from my phone. He invites me to listen to music to remove some of the rage & sadness from my face. ‘Abba listen to music it will make u happy’.

I mention how I hope it doesn’t rain, he tells me that it […]


By |March 11th, 2016|

So many wins right now (YASS!) G4S out of Israel, BP out of Tate (congrats to all my colleagues and friends working so hard on this), and a cheeky win as one of the 8 WoC changing feminism for my personal shero Mia Mingus (you deserve it and more, thank you for all that you […]

Sarah Reed – Shake! statement of support

By |February 7th, 2016|

Sarah Reed – Shake! statement of support:

Please come to this vigil tonight, 7pm outside Holloway Prison. Sarah Reed’s murder holds up what we know already, we know that people of colour and women will only ever be safe outside the system. Outside state structures that are in fact systems of oppression. Sarah encountered state violence […]

Moving from ‘no borders’ to broaderland for the borderless

By |December 17th, 2015|

Farzana Khan makes the case for a new way of being open.

(web exclusive via New Internationalist magazine)

Image © Erin Konsmo www.erinmariek.com

Reflections: what does a commitment to no borders look like?
Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a […]

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