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Craftivist Collective Book Launch and x+why Live Podcast Recording

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Join us for an inspiring night of craftivism, entrepreneurship, and intelligent conversation. As well as some drinks, nibbles and laughter.

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x+why member, Sarah Corbett, founder of the global Craftivist Collective, will be launching the paperback version of her latest book, ‘How to be a Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’, by recording a live podcast with x+why CEO, Rupert Dean. This will be the first in the x+why podcast series ‘Why’s Words’ - and you are invited to be a part of our audience.

Sarah and Rupert will discuss Sarah’s journey from burnt-out-activist, tired of marching, to a more respectful and award-winning activist, using craft to contemplate global issues, start conversations as well as change laws, business policies, hearts and minds . They will explore the power of purpose in today’s world and how entrepreneurs, movements and leaders should be using it for positive impact, as well as responsible profit. Sarah will use her own experiences and stories, successes and failures, to help inspire, motivate and educate aspiring, and existing, activists, entrepreneurs, and dreamers.

Recently described by the Observer as “This is mindful activism… thought out, strategic and engaging”, the book promises to make an impact. Come and get your copy signed, and hear from Sarah herself.

This is a FREE but ticketed event - with a limited number available. Register now to avoid disappointment.

A bit about Sarah Corbett

Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, founder of the global Craftivist Collective and author of ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’.

She is an Ashoka Fellow and consultant on her unique ‘gentle protest’ methodology.

Sarah has helped change government laws, business policies as well as hearts and minds through her kind and creative form of activism using craft.

She grew up in a low-income area of Liverpool into an activist family helping to save social houses at the age of 3 (they won) as well as campaigning on global issues, winning lockers for her school aged 17 when her Head Teacher said it would be impossible and has worked as a professional activism manager for over a decade for Oxfam GB, Christian Aid and the UK Department for International Development.

Creating DIY Craftivism kits, products and services for individuals and groups around the world, she has also worked with charities such as Save the Children and Mind the mental health organisation amongst others, arts institutions such as Tate, V&A British Museum and focuses on reaching new audiences with unusual allies such as Secret Cinema and cult jewellers Tatty Devine.

She teaches her 'gentle protest' approach to craftivism in universities around the world from Parsons New School NYC to Helsinki University and her talk ‘Activism Needs Introverts’ was chosen as a TED Talk Of The Day and has has been viewed over a million times.

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