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What Price Protest?

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Bishopsgate Institute

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Welcome in 2018 by celebrating the power of protest at the launch of the latest Index on Censorship magazine.

In partnership with Bishopsgate Institute, home to one of London's most inspiring radical history collections, we will be exploring the importance of protest and how, now more than ever, our right to protest is under threat.

What Price Protest?

Magazine editor Rachael Jolley will introduce the magazine in the context of 2018, which is also the anniversary of two watershed moments for the power of protest: 1918, when women over 30 finally were able to vote in Britain; and 1968, the year protest swept across the globe to challenge military and bureaucratic elites.

Bishopsgate Institute’s Special Collections and Archives Manager Stefan Dickers will lead us on a journey into the stories behind some of the archive's most fascinating protest objects -- from wetsuits to soup tins -- as well as viewing some of the original Suffragette sashes and campaigning materials. Artist Patrick Bullock will take us through a game about expressing our (protest) rights. There will also be a performance from protest choir Raised Voices, introduced by Thea Vigne.

Our special guest for the evening is the campaigner Peter Tatchell, speaking on why defending the right to protest is so essential -- here in the UK and internationally -- and how protest can have impact.

There will be a pop-up cash and card bar.

Ahead of the event, join us in the afternoon for a free workshop as we get crafty - more details and registration here.

With thanks to our event partners Bishopsgate Institute and publishers SAGE Publishing.

By registering for this event you agree for Index on Censorship to share your contact details with Bishopsgate Institute.


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