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Harlow is 75: From the island of Mauritius to fighting for justice: Waida Forman

Harlow is 75: A Celebration of Global Harlow / Thu 28th Jul 2022 am31 08:57am

WHEN we interviewed PAH nurse and union rep Waida Forman in 2017 about why she came to Harlow, we made a fleeting reference to her home on the island of Mauritius.

Five years later, we returned to speak to Waida about her early years off the east coast of Africa.

In many ways, our 2017 interview was the inspiration behind the 2022 project. These are just little windows into the home lands of many of our residents but we hope they reflect a global Harlow.

To mark the town’s 75th anniversary, Harlow Council and Your Harlow have launched a project which records the diverse history, heritage, and culture of the people and groups which are part of modern-day Harlow.

The Harlow at 75 project is made up of audio-visual recordings of conversations with both individuals and groups that explores their lives abroad before resettling in Harlow. The project reflects that we are a local but global new town and explores themes such as the definition of “Home”.

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1 Comment for Harlow is 75: From the island of Mauritius to fighting for justice: Waida Forman:

David Carter
2022-07-28 14:09:36

Very Nice Lady and great to have her in Princess Alex Hospital

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