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Rethinking Citizenship in a Time of Political Chaos

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In partnership with I have a voice

Everyone is exposed to political risk each and every day.

Political decisions and discourse shape how we think, how we behave, our education, employment, financial security and health.

How do we get people from all walks of life ready and willing to get involved and represent themselves and their community? Does representation matter? What's the role of the education sector? How does the media encourage or dissuade people from being politically active?

  • 18:00 - 18:15 Arrival
  • 18:15 - 19:15 Panel discussion with Q&A
  • 19:15 - 19:45 Workshop / Networking
  • 19:45 - 20:00 Wrap-up

Molly Williams is an award-winning local democracy reporter covering politics and council news in Sheffield. She joined the BBC funded service after graduating with a first-class honours degree in journalism from Sheffield Hallam University in 2018.

Isaac Howarth is the Charity and Volunteering Secretary for the University of Sheffield's Politics Society. In this role he runs a project called 'People's Politics' which allows university students to teach basic politics and current affairs to Key Stage 2 students in the Sheffield area.

Rebecca Deegan is the Founder of I have a voice, a not-for-profit that equips young people with the tools and confidence to take action on the issues that matter to them and their communities.

Part of our 2023 festival strand


How can we reimagine our citizenship and our democracy?