The day begins with conversations exploring the theme of Equity & Equality, which flows from that essential belief that all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights. We will look at economic fairness, sexual and gender rights; migration and marginalised communities, racism and privilege, disability rights the power of community and the attitudes of different global governments to human rights.
Together, we then dive into the stories and creativity of Arts & Culture and its key role in inspiring and moving how we see the world around us. We’ll explore who is welcomed; whose stories and histories are told; how artists use their work to build activism; and the role of arts in creating justice.
You’ll hear from speakers including writer Sabeena Akhtar; human rights activist Peter Tatchell; leader of the Women’s Equality Party Mandu Reid; Director of Borderlines Sophie Besse; writer Hannah Pool; Manchester Museum Director Esme Ward; founder of Arts and Homelessness International Matt Peacock; with more speakers to be confirmed soon!
Please note that evening events are ticketed separately to day passes.