Knock Down Barriers with Activate Collective Newcastle

Date and time: 

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 17:30 to 21:30


Ampersand Inventions, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim St, Exchange Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

Please join us for a screening of Knock Down the House and a conversation with a brilliant panel of experts by experience on standing up for female activists and community champions.
Hosted by The Activate Collective (with support from Doc Society and the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust)

At 5.30pm, we will kick off with pizza and other snacks to fuel our meeting and greeting. At 6pm, we will start the screening fo Netflix's Knock Down the House Documentary about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearingin, four community champions trying to beat the odds and get into politics. 
At 7.30pm, our panel of speakers will kick off discussions about the questions and themes raised in the film and how we can #knockdownbarriers to politics in the UK!

We're delighted to be joined by Councillor Irim Ali (trainee solicitor, community worker, Councillor for Wingrove Ward and the first woman of colour to become a Councillor in the North East) Dr Orly Siow (Lecturer on gender and politics at the University of Newcastle) Heather Walters (Community campaigner and expert by experience on food poverty) and Zainab Asunramu (Activist, Researcher at Glitch and Movement Manager for the Activate Collective). By 9pm, we will be wrapped up and heading home, hopefully filled with fresh inspiration to support the campaigns of brilliant women community leaders!

We believe no one should be excluded from politics because of a lack of funding. Support is available to subsidise the cost of joining us, please get in touch to find out more.


We really hope you can join us. In the meantime you can also follow us on Instagram @time_to_Activate and Twitter @ActivateFund

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