Powerful protest: how does language enhance activism?

This event will explore the language and art of protest. What can history teach citizens today about using their bodies and voices in protest?

‘Protest’ connotes physical behaviour; on a peaceful to violent spectrum, from sitting-in to marching to rioting. But the words used by protesters hold significant importance: they can make or break a protest’s success. This panel discussion will explore some key examples of activist language-use, and will make recommendations for amplifying the influence of your voice.

Speakers include: Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (Chair), Prof Margaretta Jolly, Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, Prof Stephen Coleman, Speaking Citizens, Dr Christopher Warne, Centre for Resistance Studies, Dr Kim Lasky, School of Global Studies, and Dr Sara Vestergren, University of Salford.

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  • Start Date
    June 10, 2021 11:30 am
  • End Date
    June 10, 2021 12:30 pm
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    Upcoming
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