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Sophie Walker (CEO Young Women's Trust) - Five Rules for Rebellion.

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Join us on Thursday 26th March when feminist activist and Chief Executive of the Young Women’s Trust SOPHIE WALKER will be here instore talking about her new book FIVE RULES FOR REBELLION: LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD OURSELVES. Sophie will be in conversation with Monica Pearl (lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at the University of Manchester) followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

About the book:

Had enough? Feeling hopeless? Don’t give up – join the rebellion.

Activist, journalist, founding leader of the Women’s Equality Party and ‘modern-day suffragette’ (Evening Standard) Sophie Walker presents an inspiring, five-step journey to incorporating activism into our lives.

Featuring stories of new and seasoned activists – including Amika George and Jack Monroe – campaigning on a range of issues from reproductive rights and poverty to the environment and access to education - the book shows us how to see activism not as a series of pitched battles but as a positive, lifelong learning experience.

Escape the numbing effects of despair, learn to channel anger, arm yourself with hope, practise perseverance and connect with others compassionately.

Five Rules for Rebellion explains how we can convert our confusion and impatience into a powerful force for change.

About the author:

Sophie Walker is a feminist activist, founding leader of the Women’s Equality Party, co-director of Activate Collective, a fund to support female community activists to run for political office, and chief executive of Young Women’s Trust, which campaigns for economic justice for young women. She is passionate about rebuilding society for and with (extra)ordinary women. She stood for London Mayor in 2016, winning a quarter of a million votes, and in 2017 stood for election to Parliament on a manifesto of equal pay, investment in care and an end to violence against women. She was named by Vogue in 2018 as one of the ‘New Suffragettes’, was dubbed by the Daily Telegraph 'this generation’s Emmeline Pankhurst’, and is a regular contributor to broadcast and print media on the subject of women’s rights, representation and rebellion. She is a long-term campaigner for disability rights and worked for 20 years as an international reporter. In her spare time she is a keen runner.

This event is free but do please register your interest in advance.

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