Zakir Suleman works as an Events Coordinator with CityStudio Vancouver. He helps plan and implement CityStudio’s public facing events, and explores strategic planning directions through special projects.
As a public engagement specialist, Zakir has coordinated national dialogues, created a video series exploring belonging in Vancouver, has led public consultations for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada with SFU Public Square, and once helped run a music festival. Most recently, Zakir worked as an equity facilitator with the UBC Faculty of Science, helping lead strategic decolonization work through research and facilitation.
He is strongly committed to the dignity, wellbeing, and interdependence of fellow human beings, and works to improve the world he lives in by organizing information, research, and people towards collective liberation.
A child of refugees and immigrants, Zakir is proud to have been born and raised in East Vancouver on unceded xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) land. He is deeply proud of his community. You can hear more about that here. Zakir gives thanks to the Indigenous Elders and community members with whose teachings and relationships have changed how he lives and organizes. He works to be in radical solidarity with Indigenous peoples, on whose land he is an uninvited guest.