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Sophie Walker - Five Rules for Rebellion

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Be inspired to change the world

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Blackwell's are delighted to be joined by activist, Sophie Walker, to talk about her inspirational new book, Five Rules for Rebellion: Let's Change the World Ourselves.

'As it becomes depressingly clear that those presently in power are not taking the urgent action required on climate change, poverty and inequality, we must ourselves take action wherever and whenever we can. This book - by one of the most visionary women I have ever met - will tell you how.' - Actor, screenwriter and activist, Emma Thompson

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.

Sophie Walker is a feminist activist, founding leader of the Women’s Equality Party, and recently-appointed chief executive of Young Women’s Trust, the charity representing and supporting women aged 18-30 who are living on no or low pay. 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 has debated #MeToo with Germaine Greer, Trump’s presidency with Piers Morgan and gender roles with Jordan Peterson. She was named by Vogue in 2018 as one of the ‘New Suffragettes’ 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 is a free event, but please register to let us know you are attending. This event will be taking place in the Philosophy Department which is accessible via a short flight of stairs. Seating is unallocated. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Desk on 01865 333 623 or email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

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