In March we were very excited to be joined by world-renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang, Guardian journalist Ellie Mae O’Hagan and Oxfam’s Duncan Green, to launch the Critique, Influence, Change series at London’s Free Word Centre.
Ellie Mae O’Hagan set a challenge at the beginning of the evening: ‘Seal the doors – we aren’t leaving until we’ve re-built the left’. We might not have fully achieved that, but the discussion was fascinating, refreshing and provided a great starting point for future activism and debate.
The debate on social change will continue at How the Light Gets In, the world’s biggest philosophy and music festival, where we are excited to be sponsoring a Critique, Influence, Change panel. Series contributors Robert Wade and Pnina Werbner will join Saskia Sassen and Pippa Malmgren to debate ‘The End of Capitalism’ on Monday 26 May, 12pm in the Globe Hall.
In the meantime, you can watch highlights from the London launch in the rather nice video below: