The Speakers’ Forum is a platform for radical thinkers, activists and academics, a place to learn, enjoy a debate, and find inspiration to take action. In the evenings it transforms into a Radical Cinema with Reel News.
Here’s a taster …
Tiana Jacout & panel – A Woman’s Place is in the Revolution
Women on the front line will discuss their experiences of male-led activism trying to fight male-led destruction, and how women being in leadership roles within the resistance is paramount to the radical shifts our society so desperately needs.
Clare Farrell (XR) – Damaging Trends
Fashion, culture, and our environmental crises are all connected. When we join the dots on fashion, damage and erasure we understand the connections, and perhaps find an unexpected cultural space where people can get behind really radical change.
Jamie Kelsey Fry – Here Comes Everyone
Adventures in jazz and democracy from local communities reclaiming power through peoples’ assemblies to the world’s first global citizens’ assembly; transforming the infrastructure for collective decision making bodies of the future.
Rupert Read – positive Non Violent Direct Action; the new frontier
Transformative Adaptation (TrAd) is what is needed, now that it’s too late to prevent a rising tide of climate disasters. Prof. Rupert Read, author of Extinction Rebellion: Insights from the Inside and Parents for a Future, focuses on how we’ll need to engage in direct action to make, get or protect what we need, to make ourselves safe for the future.
Roger Hallam – Insulate Britain
A radical new campaign planned for September, to get the government to act before COP 26 in Glasgow this November.
Molly Scott Cato and Jonathan Williams – Universal Basic Income
The Pledge For UBI campaign led to the Welsh Government announcing a pilot for a basic income. Molly and Jonathon will share how the campaign moved the UBI conversation from the fringes of political debate to the most talked about policy in the country, in just 12 months
And not forgetting Brixton Tea Party who serve teas, coffees and flapjack throughout!
RADICAL CINEMA with REEL NEWS
Film evenings in the Speaker’s Forum start from 7pm. Programme tbc.
A big thank you to all our speakers, film makers & cinema curators!