Where Do You Stand?
with John Dennehy, Mariam Khan, Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh & Yann W. Tanoé
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Do you feel like your voice is lost in the crowd? Does the onslaught of social media overwhelm you? Challenge yourself and your ideas in this lively, interactive event designed to make you stand up and listen, share your beliefs and positively engage with change. Three activists, three different opinions, one question to divide the room: where do you stand?
Part of the Handover Festival of Writing and Social Activism, a one-day event at Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
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About the speakers
John Dennehy grew up in New York but left the country when George Bush was re-elected. For six years he lived in the developing world before returning to New York where he works for the United Nations. He has an MA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of East Anglia (England) and is frequently published in places such as VICE, Guardian, Narratively and The Diplomat. Illegal: A True Story of Love, Revolution and Crossing Borders is his first book.
Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh is an award-winning independent theatre maker born in Iran and now based in Scotland part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s The Scale of Female Ambition. Over Nazli’s career in venues and touring she has developed a strong leadership role in producing diverse theatre in the UK, in particular, looking at themes of the Middle East and the lives of women. She also led on Creative Case NORTH, which is a re-imagining of Arts Council England’s approach to diversity and equality. She is an International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Fellow. She is currently writing a new version of the ancient Greek tragedy Medea.
Yann W. Tanoé_E.E.R is a multicultural French Author, Activist and publisher of Ivorian, Ghanaian and Lebanese origins. E.E.R (Empowerment, Emancipation and Rehabilitation) are the three terms that encompass Yann’s social missions, activism and personal philosophy of life.
Yann is an activist for raising the human potential through themes and endeavours centering on mental health, quality of education in the developing world and publishing services. He is the spokesman of the Afrokanist Magazine‘s Mind Your Mind Men’s Mental Health Campaign, the founder of the I am Happy project and OYOMIFAI its educational program (having impacted in four West African countries), the lead editor of Grey Areas E-Journal, the author of Childhood of is Eternal and Good Morning Atlantic. He lives in Suffolk, UK. Website
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