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Celebrity Activism: Marcus Rashford to Jack Monroe – Using Fame to Create Social Change

What’s on offer?

This session will be a combination of a talk from Dr Jessica Martin at the University of Leeds followed by an interactive group discussion as well as time for any questions students might have about the topic.

What’s it about?

In this session we will question what it means to be a celebrity and an activist simultaneously. We will consider who achieves visibility as a celebrity activist and look at two recent case studies of food poverty campaigners (Jack Monroe and Marcus Rashford) who will allow us to examine the opportunities and limitations of celebrity activism along gender, race and class lines.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Jessica Martin,  Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds.

Open to

This series is open to young people, 16-18 years old.

Of particular interest to

Of particular interest to those interested in issues of gender, race, class and visibilities in the media.

Event Booking details

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