JustFest: Thursday 23rd April
Workshops: 10:00 – 12:00
Festival events: 12:00-18:00 outside University Place
The University of Manchester’s first Social Justice Festival kicks off this Thursday. This is a brand new event aiming to promote a just society by challenging injustice, valuing diversity, and supporting human rights and a fair allocation of resources – and postgrads are very welcome to attend.
24 workshops in the morning explore a range of different issues relating to social justice, for example:
- Social Justice, Creativity and Participation – Contact Theatre, Working with Communities
- Just Banking: can banking be good?
- Direct Action in HIV/Aids Activism
- Is Humanitarianism Aid a Human Right? The Case of Darfur
- Race, Education and Social Justice
- WeFarm: The internet for people with no internet
You can find out all about the workshops here:
- https://justfest2015workshops.eventbrite.co.uk (you need to sign up in advance if you want to attend a workshop)
From 12 onwards, there’s more of a festival feel outside University Place, with a Main Stage hosting performances including Rodney P, Fallacy, Dizraeli, Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers) and a panel session featuring Akala (of The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company). There will also be more intimate and interactive sessions and a whole host of food stalls. You can simply turn up from midday onwards.
JustFest is your chance to engage with issues of social justice, to take part in something out of the ordinary, and to make the most of your time as a postgrad at Manchester.