Isleworth Councillor Made Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

Salman Shaheen joins community that has included Karl Marx and Stephen Hawking

Salman Shaheen


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Isleworth Councillor Salman Shaheen has been made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

He is joining a global community that has included figures as diverse as Karl Marx, Stephen Hawking and Nelson Mandela.

He was nominated by Anthony Painter, the RSA's Chief Research and Impact Officer. The RSA told him they thought he "would be an excellent addition to our community of changemakers in that you align with our values and would be interested in supporting our vision of a society where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future."

Mr Shaheen who is also the chair of the Labour Group and the Isleworth & Brentford Area Forum said, “The RSA's mission of progressive change and social equality are ones that have always been close to my heart. Trying to build a greener, fairer and more equal society is why I stood to become a councillor in the first place, and I have been doing everything I can to help support struggling residents and businesses in these perilous times. It's also why as a journalist I have championed tax justice and exposed corporate avoidance. “

The RSA is a London-based organisation with members in 80 countries committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges.

Founded in 1754 by William Shipley as the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, it was granted a Royal Charter in 1847 and the right to use the term "Royal" in its name by King Edward VII in 1908.

October 30, 2020

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