6th - 22nd October 2017

Main Event

Shami Chakrabarti - Of Women

  • 22
  • Oct

2017

Sunday

3.00pm

Photo of human rights activist and author Shami Chakrabarti with a building behind herRoddy Paine

the author Rachel Holmes

  • Photo of human rights activist and author Shami Chakrabarti with a building behind her
  • the author Rachel Holmes

Britain’s leading human rights campaigner takes aim on the oldest and most pervasive injustice of all: gender inequality. Shami Chakrabarti was the Director of Liberty from 2003 to 2016, where she worked tirelessly to protect civic freedoms at a time of great fear and uncertainty. Her forthcoming book, Of Women, is a powerful examination of gender injustice and its profound effects on health, wealth, education and opportunity in every part of the world.

Hear her discuss the roots of the problem, detail the radical actions that must be taken to redress this wrong and show what the collateral benefits would be for all of us. Shami is the Chancellor of the University of Essex, Honorary Professor of Law at The University of Manchester and Labour’s Shadow Attorney General. Her first book, On Liberty, was praised in the Observer as a ‘vital book [that] should be read by all our citizens.”

Shami will be in conversation with Eleanor Marx biographer Rachel Holmes.

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