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Shuley Alam
Blue Plaque Unveiled

Shuley Alam , who died in 2020 aged 46, was founder of Compact for Race Equality South Tyneside ( Crest ).

A ceremony took place outside of the CREST building, on Fowler Street, with Shuley's family members, John McCabe, the Mayor of the South Tyneside, and South Shields MP, Emma Lewell-Buck all speaking.  

The unveiling of the plaque comes three years to the day since Shuley sadly lost her battle with cancer. The Blue Plaque for Shuley was nominated by Habib Rahman, a Newcastle councillor and the region’s first Muslim Bangladeshi Lord Mayor.

Cllr Rahman commented: “From an early age Shuley demonstrated her abilities and willingness to bring about changes, tackling barriers, inequalities, and injustice.

“Difficulties that were all too common and familiar to people of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, especially women.


A Blue Plaque dedicated to community champion Shuley Alam unveiled in South Shields | Shields Gazette

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