Founder of Streets Kitchen Jon Glackin talks about the hardship of the homeless and the impact Government austerity is having on poor people. Streets Kitchen is an independent organisation which gives food, sleeping bags, food and other essential items to the homeless.
Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou is an author, documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, pastor and theologian. He has fought for justice in the wake of the highly publicised police murders of black people in America, travelled to Ferguson and trained hundreds of protestors in nonviolent civil disobedience. He’s co-lead a group of religious leaders in demonstrations and has been arrested four times. He says The clergy’s place is with the protesters in Ferguson. We talk about the prisons system, electoral politics, black lives matter campaign and more.
Joey Coombes better known as Chester P, is a rapper in the UK hip-hop scene. He was a founding member of Task Force, Bury Crew and the M.U.D. Family.
Chester P Hackenbush has a noted style of ‘psychedelic’ poetry and has a writing style that has fathered many influences since 1993. One of the pioneering uk hip hop artists to of moulded the scene to what it is today.
He’s currently releasing a documentary about the UK homelessness and housing crises and a couple of new albums.
Nawal El Saadaw is an Egyptian Feminist born in 1931. A writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. She has written many books on the subject of Woman in Islam, paying particular attention to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in her society. Her books include ‘Woman at point zero’, ‘The hidden face of Eve’ and ‘The Fall of Imam’.
She is founder and president of and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. She has been awarded honorary degrees on three continents.
Carrie Reichardt is a contemporary artist, who works from a mosaic-covered studio in London. A member of the Craftivism movement, she uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work. She is a dedicated advocate of the movement and curated one of the few exclusively Craftivist exhibitions in the UK. She talks about the ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition at the V&A, Angola 3 and much more!
Blek Le Rat is a French street Artist known as the father of stencil graffiti. He has earned this title through years of spray painting unforgettable figures on walls across the globe. In the early 80’s he became one of the first street Artists in Paris, known for his iconic rat stencils. His stencil technique has since been adopted by some of the biggest names in graffiti and street art today.
scott crow is an international speaker, author and story teller who is proudly from a working class background . He has engaged his varied life as a coop business co-owner, political organizer, educator and strategist, activist, filmmaker, dad and musician. For over two decades he has focused on diverse socio-political issues and the explorations of creating and exercising counter-power to capitalism, Power and unsustainable civilization.