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ThinkNation: Use Your Voice – Snap election special
May 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On May 15, Journalist and filmmaker Billie JD Porter (BBC3, Channel 4, Vice) and ThinkNation will hold an urgent summit addressing the state of political engagement across the UK.
It is a critical time for people across the UK, and on June 8, a decision will be made by all those who choose to vote. The third major vote in two years, constituents across all generations are said to already be ‘fatigued’ by the prospect of once again returning to the polling booth, but young people’s future remains at stake. The event will be opened with the screening of “USE YOUR VOICE” – a short film that explores political disenfranchisement of the younger generation. The film will be followed by a series of short interviews live on stage with Summit host Billie, mixed with talks and audience discussions with thought leaders across media, education, politics. Crucially, young people will be speaking on behalf of themselves. Our agenda is not to sway people’s vote, but to call a state of emergency in encouraging young people TO vote. CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS: Lord Jim Knight (ex Labour MP) Jim Waterson (Political Editor Buzzfeed UK) Simon Childs (Vice) Gemma Styles (Writer / Digital Influencer) Abi Wilkinson (The Guardian) Danny Fahey (Thirty Pound Gentleman) Hannah Clare (Chair of the Young Green Party) Mhairi Fraser (Director at Conservative Future Women and Parliamentary Assistant) Mete Coban (Founder My Life My Say) Shelly Asquith (Vice President Welfare National Union of Students) Kathryn Corrick (Founder Represents) Areeq Chowdhury (Chief Executive, WebRoots Democracy) Kenny Imafidon (Young Political Commentator) Anna Rose Barker (Chair British Youth Council)
LIMITED SPACES – priority to YOUNG PEOPLE, EDUCATIONALISTS, GOV/POLITICS, MEDIA
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