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.
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.
Dr Jessica Martin, Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds.
This series is open to young people, 16-18 years old.
Of particular interest to those interested in issues of gender, race, class and visibilities in the media.
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Building a more inclusive city through kindness and compassion – a multi-stakeholder dialogue
18 November 2021 | 15.00-17.00
Celebrity Activism: Marcus Rashford to Jack Monroe – Using Fame to Create Social Change
22 November 2021 | 16.30-17.30
Young People Creating Change: ‘93% Club’ and ‘Diversity in Development’
25 November 2021 | 16.30-17.30
Land Laws and Climate Change: An Accelerated Grab for Indigenous Land in the 21st Century
29 November 2021 | 16.30-17.30