Young Readers Culture

Be The Change with Gina Martin, Jeremiah Emmanuel & Iman Amrani

  • 1
  • Nov
to
  • 30
  • Nov

2021

1.00pm

Images of authors of Be the Change event


This Digital event is freely available to watch from 1pm on Monday 1 November until midnight on Tuesday 30 November via this web page or on the MLF Vimeo channel

How can you and your friends change the world? Join inspirational young authors and activists Gina Martin and Jeremiah Emmanuel in conversation with video journalist Iman Amrani, for a digital event to empower you with the tools and courage to challenge injustice and fight for change.

Writer and activist Gina Martin, rose to prominence when she successfully campaigned for a change in the law to create the Voyeurism Act and make upskirting illegal. Her first book Be The Change is a brilliant, practical guide for people new to activism. Gina is an ambassador for UN Women UK and advocates for regular people creating change in their communities. She will be joined by youth activist, public speaker and entrepreneur Jeremiah Emmanuel. Raised in a single-parent family in south London, Jeremiah was elected into the UK Youth Parliament becoming an MYP, and later became a young mayor within London. Aged fifteen, he founded the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Youth Council. His book, Dreaming in a Nightmare, is a powerful account of inequality and the problems faced by a new generation. Prepare to get fired up to fight for a cause close to your heart!

Suitable for ages 12+ and available for the whole of November.

Teaching materials are available for this event for schools. Contact Mel for more info: office@manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk