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Jeremy Corbyn

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This event will be BSL Interpreted.

Join the former leader of the Labour Party and founder of the Peace & Justice Project, Jeremy Corbyn, at the Festival of Debate in Sheffield for a discussion and Q&A on his decades in Parliament, years as Labour leader, his role in the UK’s anti-war movement and the work of the Peace & Justice Project, and the campaigns it has created for social, economic and climate justice in the UK and around the world.

Chaired by Magid Magid

Magid Magid is a compassionate disrupter. He is a Somali-British author who came to the UK as a refugee aged five. He is the Founder & Director of Union of Justice. He was a member of the European Parliament representing Yorkshire & the Humber, Mayor of his beloved city (Sheffield), and an elected councillor representing his community. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the EU think tank ‘Friends of Europe’, the arts university ‘The University of the Underground’ and is co-chair of refugee charity ‘City of Sanctuary Sheffield’.

Magid was named one of TIME’s 100 rising stars shaping the future of the world, One Young World Politician of the Year 2019 and European Young Leader 2019. Magid is also a custard connoisseur.

Also featuring a short poetry set from Gav Roberts.

Gav Roberts is a force of nature and one of the best loved poets in South Yorkshire. You can usually find Gav armed with a flatcap, a bottle of wine and a notebook full of poems that could turn the meanest hearted, most sceptical fans of poetry into believers. His poems are at home with you in the kitchen dancing, or on the protest line outside City Hall.

Jeremy Corbyn is the former leader of the Labour Party and founder of the Peace & Justice Project

Part of our 2022 festival strand


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