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18 September 2021 Book tickets

Ripples of Hope Festival - Day 2 
HOME Manchester
17 - 19 September

The Ripples of Hope Festival - a new Festival that celebrates the power of people to make human rights a reality - invites you to three days of workshops, performances and debates.

Day 2 begins with conversations exploring the theme of EQUITY & EQUALITY, which flows from that essential belief that all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights. We will look at economic fairness, sexual and gender rights; migration and marginalised communities, racism and privilege, disability rights the power of community and the attitudes of different global governments to human rights.

Together, we then dive into the stories and creativity of ARTS & CULTURE and its key role in inspiring and moving how we see the world around us. We’ll explore who is welcomed; whose stories and histories are told; how artists use their work to build activism; and the role of arts in creating justice.

You’ll hear from speakers including writer Sabeena Akhtar; human rights activist Peter Tatchell; leader of the Women’s Equality Party Mandu Reid; Director of Borderlines Sophie Besse; writer Hannah Pool; Manchester Museum Director Esme Ward and founder of Arts and Homelessness International Matt Peacock

The evening will see our second Poetic Declaration 11-20, hosted by UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage CBE, that unveils the ground-breaking new work of 10 poets in response to Articles 11-20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The line up includes Jackie Kay, PA Bitez from Young Identity, Togara Muzanenhamo, Victoria Redel, Vona Groake, Isaiah Hull, Caroline Bird, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Kwame Dawes, Jennifer Wong and Luke Wright.


Learn about Day 1 and Day 3