Shireen is an activist, facilitator and eternal learner; she became active in migrant justice and anti-racism struggles in Montreal, Kanien’kehaka territories, where she lived for four years.
Shireen is currently based in Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish territories and is active with No One is Illegal and Sanctuary Health. She is constantly inspired by and learning from amazing people around her and seeks to connect social justice struggles, as well as people throughout communities. Shireen has also facilitated workshops and discussions on many different issues, including climate justice and displacement, anti-oppression, women’s safety in the Downtown Eastside, access to healthcare for migrants in Canada, consensus-building, and others.
She speaks English, Farsi, French and Turkish to varying degrees and shamelessly tries to practice as much as possible. She also enjoys capoeira, dancing, rock climbing, hiking and other outdoor activities… and making friends!