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Tue, 17 Jan

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Next to Wagamama, Angel Central

Launch and Panel: "Deeds Not Words"

Listen to a groundbreaking discussion and share your stories of female activism with us.

Launch and Panel: "Deeds Not Words"
Launch and Panel: "Deeds Not Words"

Time & Location

17 Jan 2023, 18:00 – 21:00

Next to Wagamama, Angel Central, Islington. Nearest tube: Angel (5 min)

About the event

To celebrate the launch of Deeds Not Words, we're hosting a panel of speakers, a Q&A and an open mic sharing session.

Sign up here. Please book a ticket so we have an idea of numbers. We ask the waged to pay a donation please but there are free tix  for those who cannot afford it.

Join Extinction Rebellion co-founder Clare Farrell and veteran campaigner Dorothea Hackman as they discuss the challenges and rewards of being a female activist. 

Their panel will be followed by a Q&A after which audience members will be invited to take the mic and share their stories of courage and compassion. 

Come and have a glass of lady petrol with us (tea and beer also available). 

Speakers

Clare Farrell is an active citizen, devoting her creativity, her energy, and occasionally her personal liberty, to fight against climate collapse and the wider environmental crisis. As one of the cofounders of Extinction Rebellion her work to date has included coordinating the creative team that delivered the name, identity, and messaging that the movement set out with in 2018, co-editing the bestselling book, This is Not a Drill, and now works with the UK media team and acts as a spokesperson. Clare has a professional background in the UK fashion industry, working across the high street, luxury and ethical sectors. She has been educating on fashion, ethics and sustainability for over a decade.

Dorothea Hackman is a 70-year-old grandmother and long term Camden resident, who has been actively resisting HS2 since its inception in 2008. Before HS2, Dorothea campaigned for trade unions, women's liberation and Save the Whale. She joined with Extinction Rebellion to save the trees at Euston. "We need system change to prevent capitalism from ecocide and destroying humanity," she says. "There'll be plenty of time to rest in the  grave!"

Karen Wildin, former sports coach, probation worker and English teacher from Leicester, now spends every waking hour working the Climate and Ecological Emergency and the Cost of Living Crisis.  

Chantelle Lunt is a spoken word poet and was one of the writers selected for the BBC Writers Room "Write Across Liverpool" Screenwriters development programme. She is also  a national civil rights campaigner and the founder of Merseyside Alliance for Racial Equality CIC (MARE), a non-profit organisation committed to promoting racial equality, across Merseyside, through grassroots community-led education and engagement work.

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