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March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Discussion
  • Non-fiction

The power of protest: where should we draw the line?

Peter Tatchell, Kenan Malik, Stella Odunlami
Protest panel


Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH

Join Observer columnist Kenan Malik, legendary LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell and artist Stella Odunlami for a debate on whether we should stand up for the right to protest. Chaired by Index on Censorship editor in chief Rachael Jolley.



Peter Tatchell has been campaigning since 1967 on issues of human rights, democracy, civil liberties, LGBT equality and global justice. His human rights inspirations include Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankhurst and Martin Luther King.

Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. He has presented Analysis, on BBC Radio 4, and Nightwaves, BBC Radio 3’s wonderful arts and ideas programme and was, for many years, a panellist on The Moral Maze, also on Radio 4. His latest book is The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics.

Stella Odunlami is an artist, theatre-maker & academic moving between mediums of theatre, movement, film and installation. Her work focuses on the exploration of voices, stories and histories from those in the margins.


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Colchester, CO1 1JH
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