Saturday 1 October 2011

Generation 3.0: Ending racism in a Generation

An evening of film and poetry
6.30-9pm, Friday 7 October

Hosted at Generation 3.0 “pop-up shop”: Unit 11 (Former vodaphone shop, opposite Monsoon), Manchester Piccadilly Station M1 2PB

Generation 3.0 and the Runnymede Trust invite you to an evening of film and poetry on Friday 7 October. The event will take place in our race equality “pop-up shop” (a temporarily converted empty shop) which is hosting a range of events between 7-10 October, focused on ending racism in a generation.

The programme for the film and poetry night is as follows:

1)     Screening of “Clench: what are you fighting for?”
“Clench” is a new short film about racism, gender and neighbourhood politics, made by Riffat Ahmed exclusively for Generation 3.0. This will be followed by a short Q&A session with the director and actors.

2)     Readings from some of the North West’s finest poets
Focusing on the themes of racism, race equality and diversity, a range of poets will take to the stage. Poets confirmed so far include:

Akiel Chinelo; Simon Murray; Mark Mace-Smith; Chris Jam; Jerry Potter; Lauren Strippling; Laura Sinclair; Nadeem Zafar; and many more TBC!

You are welcome to just turn up on the day, but it will helpful to us if you could email to let us know if you can attend.

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More about Generation 3.0
This event is one of a number of initiatives taking place in the Generation 3.0 pop-up shop in October. Between 7-10 October the shop will host a discussion on the riots, a workshop on sport and race, and in addition, those dropping into the shop will be able to film video testimonies, watch films and share ideas on how to racism. Stop by and make your voice heard! More information is available here:

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