Civil rights campaigner, author, politician. Shami Chakrabarti has been one of the most influential voices in British politics over the last decade and a constant presence in the frontlines of political debate.
Chakrabarti opens the 2017 Radical Book Fair inspired by her new book Of Women, a powerful, urgent and timely polemic on why women still need equality, and how we get there.
As we move forward in the twenty-first century, a time of crises the world over, Shami Chakrabarti lays out the huge challenges we face with honesty and clarity. We have not yet done enough to create a more equal world: one where women and men share power, responsibility and opportunity. One that is potentially happier and more peaceful. One where no life is wasted, and everyone has a chance to fulfill their potential. Instead, we’ve been playing around at the edges. What’s needed now is radical change.
From the disparity in the number of births to issues of schooling, work, ownership, faith, political representation and international diplomacy, Of Women outlines what needs fixing and makes clear, inspiring proposals about what we do next, putting women’s rights at the centre of the progressive political agenda.
Chakrabarti Currently serving as the Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales, Shami was also one of the panel members of the Levenson Enquiry, chaired the 2016 investigation into anti-semitism in the Labour Party and was the only person nominated to gain a lifelong peerage by Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Resignation Honours.
BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT:
This event is part of the Radical Book Fair: a four day, bookshop run flea-market of books and ideas! Most event places are free, however you may also book Event Supporter Vouchers for just £5 – these vouchers are fully redeemable against the books showcased at each event, help us cover the costs of the Fair and enable us to offer Free places to others so that we can make the Fair as accessible as possible. Please consider this when booking your places below!