Lauren Sharkey

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The Cumberland

Lauren Sharkey


Resisters - 52 Young Women Making Herstory Right Now

Change is happening. And whether it's the fight for gender equality or a desire to halt the climate crisis, the youth are leading it, following the example of Sweden’s Greta Thunberg.  In this eye-opening discussion, author Lauren Sharkey and a panel of inspirational women from Cumbria  will delve into the causes that deserve attention and offer tips on how young people can be the change they want to see in the world.

The panel will include:

Former Miss Cumbria and charity campaigner, Claire Bell;

Carlisle Youth Zone  development manager, Lynsey Buckle;

Carlisle's first Green Party city councillor, Helen Davison;

and Caroline Robertson, presenter on BBC Radio Cumbria.

The audience will be invited to submit questions to the panel. These will be answered, Any Questions style, by Lauren Sharkey and the panel

This is a free event, but tickets need to be acquired online or collected from Bookends

Lauren Sharkey is a London-based journalist and author specialising in gender equality, cultural issues and women’s rights. She began her career in the fashion industry before moving to work at Yahoo. Her first book, Resisters: 52 Young Women Making Herstory Right Now, tells the stories of young campaigners between the ages of 9 and 22 currently working to improve the lives of people across the globe.

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