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Change is Happening Now & It’s The Youth Who Are Leading It!

Lauren Sharkey

In a Question Time style debate, sponsored by The Cumberland Building Society, journalist and author Lauren Sharkey will be talking about this very timely issue at Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 7.30pm.

This unique, free event is part of the 2019 Borderlines Book Festival, which this year runs from the 26th September to 8th October in Carlisle. During the event Lauren will be describing some of the stories in her book ‘Resisters- 52 Young Women Making Her Story Right Now’ before leading a panel of influential women in talking about the areas in which young people are endeavouring to make change happen. Lauren and the panel will offer inspiration on how young people can be the change they want to see in the world.

Panellists include: Claire Bell, former Miss Cumbria and charity campaigner; Lynsey Buckle, Development Manager at Carlisle Youth Zone; Carlisle’s first Green Party Councillor, Helen Davison; and BBC Radio Cumbria presenter Caroline Robertson.

Lynsey Buckle, Development Manager at Carlisle Youth Zone said: “The greatest danger to change is apathy in young people, especially young women. It is so important that young women feel able to speak out, question, debate and not feel compelled to conform to gender stereotypes. Exciting things happen when people dare to do things differently and I can’t wait to be part of the discussion,”

Earlier in the day Lauren, a journalist who specialises in gender equality, cultural issues and women’s rights, will give a presentation to students at Carlisle’s Trinity School.

In her book Lauren describes young women across the globe who are campaigning for and making change happen in a range of areas, from feminism, equality and social justice to politics, the environment and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). Greta Thunberg has become a household name, but there are many other young women out there making change happen – right now and in our city!

To join in the conversation, get your FREE tickets for this from Bookends, Carlisle or via the Borderlines website:

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