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Shon Faye: The Transgender Issue

Sheffield Students' Union, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
In Britain today, trans people make up less than 1% of the population, and yet they are the subject matter of relentless, dehumanising ‘debate’. In her powerful debut book, The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice, Shon Faye draws our attention instead to the harsh realities of trans life from childhood to old age – exploring work, family and healthcare,…
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The Land Question - Read, Sing, Do - hosted by Robin Grey

Union Street: 18-20 Union St. Sheffield City Centre S1 2JP
Robin Grey presents “The Land Question” – a further work in his radical working class examination of land ownership, with music and words. Robin has toured Britain with “Three Acres & A Cow” – a history of land rights and protest told in folk song and story. Check out this website for more details of land ownership: Investigating land ownership:…
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The Future of Cooperation

Union Street co-working space, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP
A talk about co-operatives. For many people, the past two years have been a time of isolation, loss and rising inequality.  As we emerge from the pandemic, these societal divisions have the potential to grow and cause a landslide of further hardship. We believe a more collective and co-operative future would address societal rifts and resource inequality. There is power and strength…
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Democracy: From Sheffield to Westminster - Making it Deliberative & Real

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A presentation by Natalie Bennett, as part of Festival of Debate 2022. “Take back control” was the slogan in 2016. But the levers of power remain firmly out of the people’s hands in our Westminster-centred, unrepresentative system. Deliberative democracy offers one positive way forward. It’s been used in the Climate Assembly, with great success in Ireland on the issues of…
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Sheffield’s Radicals and Reformers of the 18th and 19th Century

Sheffield Central Library, Surrey Street S1 2LG
A talk about Sheffield’s 18th and 19th century reformers and the emergence of the local radical press. Loveday Herridge and Sue Roe from Reading Sheffield, discuss reformers including like Thomas Asline Ward and James Montgomery, and cover developments such as the emergence of Sheffield’s radical press.
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Britain's 200-Year Long 'High Inequality, High Poverty Cycle' & How to Break it

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An event as part of the Festival of Debate 2022. Stewart Lansley and Kate Pickett will explore how, for most of the last 200 years, Britain has been a high inequality and high poverty country. It has only broken this long cycle once – in the post-war years. Then since the late 1970s thanks to a group of New Right thinkers,…
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