ilaX launch event: The First Step

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ilaX is a space where passion meets profession. A place for creatives, social entrepreneurs & industry leaders to talk social change.

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We are excited to invite you to the first ilaX event in London. And the official launch of ila! Join us at The Old. St Gallery on 62 Paul St, EC2A 4NA.

ila aims to shed light on gender inequality and how it leads to gender-based violence. We do this by bringing together a community of young, socially-driven individuals, purposeful brands and sexual violence survivors to make a difference. Our ilaX events, inspired by TedX with a gender lens, are at the core of this interaction. But any great vision starts with 'The First Step', which just happens to be the theme of our launch.

Our speakers are individuals who decided to make a difference and raise their voice for change. Individuals like you and me who created their own paths; people who have inspired and are ready to be inspired. Who knows? You might be our next speaker.

For this ilaX, we're excited to announce our guest speakers:

Ben Hurst - Campaigner against toxic masculinity. Ben heads up the Training & Facilitation for The Good Lad Initiative, an organization that aims to change the way men think about gender. He's also previously talked at TEDxLondon Women.

Devika Wood - Founder of Vida, a healthcare platform that aims to match carers with patients. Devika was recently named Forbes 30 under 30 and Glamour's 10 inspiring women.

Winnie M Li - Co-Founder of Clear Lines Festival & Author of Dark Chapter. Winnie is a gender activist against sexual violence. Her debut novel The Dark Chapter was the winner of The Guardian's Not The Booker Prize. Winnie also founded Clear Lines, a creative festival to discuss sexual assault & consent. She has spoken at TEDx London.

Tanaka Mhishi - Poet, Writer, Performer & Researcher. Tanaka uses his work to address sexual violence and has previously worked for BBC 3, The Rialto and The Brighton Festival.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

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