Panel Talks & Workshops

How to be an Activist, with Amika George and Adwoa Aboah

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | 08 February 2021
Online | £5+

Young activist Amika George will be joined by Adwoa Aboah to talk about George’s new book, Make it Happen.

After reading about children missing school because they were unable to afford menstrual products, at 17 Amika, now 21, started an online campaign calling for an end to period poverty. The resulting movement successfully persuaded the UK government to fund free period products for schools and colleges across England.

In Make it Happen, Amika presents a guide to grassroots activism, from finding your crowd and creating allies, to holding power to account. Described by Malala Yousafzai as a reminder “that people of any age can create change in their communities”, Make it Happen also features candid interviews with other influential campaigners including model and mental health activist Adwoa.

Amika George

Amika and Adwoa will be talking to Guardian multimedia journalist Iman Amrani, for an empowering live streamed event about Make it Happen, and inviting you to contribute to the conversation about how we can all create positive change, no matter who we are.

Register to attend here

Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of Make it Happen at checkout for the special combined price of £15.50 including postage and packing (RRP £12.99).*

This event will be hosted on a third-party live streaming platform BlueJeans, please refer to their privacy policy before purchasing a ticket to the event. After registering, you will receive a unique link in advance to access the event online.

If you require closed captions to be available on this event notify us on your booking form when making your purchase.

This event is being streamed globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

*Please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.

Header image of Adwoa Aboaoh by Daniel Jackson, for Teen Vogue

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