Surat-Shaan Knan (credit: Alex Drummond)
Our Project Manager
Surat-Shaan Knan is a Diversity Consultant, LGBTQI+ Heritage Manager, and Public Speaker, based in London (UK).
Shaan is the founder and manager of the landmark Heritage Lottery Fund supported projects Rainbow Jews , Twilight People and most recently Rainbow Pilgrims – the projects are hosted by Liberal Judaism.
Shaan has delivered numerous keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training units, including Stonewall Workplace Conference (London 2019 & Edinburgh 2017).
Other projects include: AHRC funded project Ritual Reconstructed in collaboration with Buckinghamshire New University, Portsmouth University, and Coventry University (2015/16), and Through a Queer Lens, an Arts Council England supported portrait exhibition by Ajamu and The Jewish Museum London (Feb 2016).
He organised the 1st UK Trans* & Faith Symposium at the University of Warwick in May 2016. He is also involved in the Global Interfaith Network GIN SSOGIEs
Shaan has an M.A. degree in Psychology (Gender Studies), Journalism and Theatre, and has worked for over two decades as educator, performance artist and project coordinator with numerous international organisations including Sydney Western University.
Get in touch with me via our Contact Us page.
Our Steering Committee
Our Steering Committee is made up of leading figures across the various sectors who are chosen for their wide range of experience and expert knowledge. Meet some featured members of our fantastic committee – coming soon.
Our Exhibition Curator & Professional Team
Susanne Hakuba is a German photographer and writer based in South London, and her main interest is in portrait, documentary and editorial photography. Susanne’s art practice explores complex issues around the themes of identity, memory and history, and she is particularly interested in combining photography with (oral) history and text in new engaging ways. Susanne has exhibited in four solo shows and several group shows in the UK and Germany.
Our Youth Advisory Committee
We have a Youth Advisory & Action Group consisting of up to 20 young people aged 16-25 from various youth groups that. We believe that especially young voices should be included in all project areas.
Our volunteer team
We are a volunteer-led project; we are proud to boast a team of over 14 dedicated core volunteers. Meet some featured members of our team – coming soon.
We have attracted numerous other contributors and supporters, and we’re always delighted for more people to come and join us.
We couldn’t make it happen without you. Thank you to all our volunteers & supporters!