On February 15th 2003, over 15 million people marched through the streets of 800 cities on every continent to voice their opposition to the proposed war in Iraq. This unprecedented global march was organised, against all odds, by a patchwork of peace campaigners in many countries, who reveal how they pulled off the historic demonstration, and whose legacy is only now unfolding.
Join us at Yellow Wednesdays to watch the amazing documentary We Are Many and talk about how protest movements work, if and how they can shape our democracy and the current landscape of protest movements. Followed by an exciting panel, this one should not be missed!
Running time: 1 hr 50mins
Director: Amir Amirani
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Mark Rylance, Danny Glover
English | 2014
We Are Many Trailer
Post screening panel:
Salma Yaqoob is an activist, commentator and broadcaster who was named by the Guardian as: “The most prominent Muslim woman in British public life.”
Harper’s Bazaar magazine also named her among the thirty most influential women in the country. She appears regularly on Question Time, where she is best known for having given the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith a dressing down over expenses and inequality.
Salma has also appeared BBC Newsnight, Channel Four and ITV News; and written columns for The Guardian and others. She has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University for services to public life, having served as an elected councillor in the city.
Salma is a qualified psychotherapist with a degree in Human and Applied Psychology, as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy. She works as a Senior Manager in an NHS Mental Health Trust.
Brummie activist Saffiyah Khan went viral in April, 2016 when she a photographer snapped a picture of her defending Saira Zafar from a group of far-right English Defence League supporters at a demonstration in Birmingham – being hailed as a symbol of hope for not just the city but the world.
Following the media frenzy, Saffiyah continues to use her platform as to reduce islamophobia and racism.
Tickets £5 | Free for Hub Members
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