Speakers announced for Voice4Change's FlipTheScript

Voice4Change is organising the FlipTheScript event on Saturday the 24th of September, tackling the issues of youth, race and digital democracy. Tickets are FREE, but you must RSVP. Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2bocWdD

Here is a list of speakers who will be attending the FlipTheScript event
 

Daniel Akinbisehin

Representing EN Campaigns, Daniel is a recent History and Politics Graduate who has an avid interest in politics, and has campaigned for a number of politicians including Nicky Morgan. Daniel was ACS President at Leicester, and was a part time student union official, providing a link between students and the Union, whilst holding them accountable for their actions.

 

 

Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi is a public speaker, policy analyst, television pundit, campaigner and Vblogger. His expertise on Social Justice ranges from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Race and Race Relations, Feminism, Education and Poverty Alleviation. He has appeared on many international television stations as a social and political pundit, including, CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera. His TEDx talk, “There should never be another Ibrahim” has been listed as one of the 14 most inspiring QUEER TEDtalk of all time. He consults for World Bank on Economic impact of Homophobia and serves on the Bank advisory board on SOGI. He was a 2014 New Voices fellow at the Aspen Institute. Listed 19 most important LGBT person in UK 2015 and was named 77 on the World Pride Power List 2014. He is the founder and Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation.

 

George Amponsah

George Amponsah is a multiple award winning filmmaker who first started taking pictures in the 1980s as a photographer and Super 8mm film enthusiast. His most recent feature length documentary - The Hard Stop unpeels the true story behind the UK riots of 2011 following the death of Mark Duggan who was shot and killed whilst being arrested in a ‘hard stop’ procedure by armed police. This incident ignited a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history.

 

Dionne Walker

Dionne is a filmmaker and urbanist. She has several years experience in film and media production which have included location facilitation for Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, A Kind Of Hush, and the Harry Potter series. She curates unique programmes and exhibitions that draw on issues relating to inequalities in cities on both sides of Atlantic.  Walker uses film, text and photography to question how we live in cities and examines how those at the margins navigate uneven circumstances. Her latest project, where she is writer-producer, is the critically acclaimed feature length documentary The Hard Stop (2015). 

 

Mark Blake

Mark Blake works for the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) as their Project Development Officer. Mark leads on BTEG’s work on the criminal justice system and provides the secretariat and policy support for the Young Review. Chaired by Baroness Lola Young the report from the Young Review into improving outcomes for black and Muslim young men in the criminal justice system was launched in December 2014. The Young Review led by Baroness Young is now working with the MOJ and NOMS on the implementation of the reports recommendations. Prior to BTEG he has worked in a number of different roles predominantly in the voluntary sector. He is currently a councillor in the London borough of Haringey.

 

 

Ken Fero

Ken Fero is a filmmaker and activist whose first production was the Arts Council funded experimental piece Porte di Roma in 1985 about Pasolini and Gramsci. Over the last 30 years he has directed a number of award-winning films producing some politically controversial commissions for Channel 4, BBC, FR3 and PressTV as well as the highly acclaimed radical cinematic documentary feature Injustice (2001) about black deaths in police custody in the UK. He has since produced a stream of poetic essay films on similar subjects including Po Po (2013)and Burn (2014). He was recently given a mini-retrospective of his work with Migrant Media at the National Film Theatre. He is a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University, Regents University, London and Brunel University.

 

Joe Mitchell

Joe helps co-ordinate Democracy Club, a non-partisan group that tries to make democracy work better for everyone. Democracy Club uses best practice digital service design to build tools like WhereDoIVote.co.uk and WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk. Democracy Club works with local government and thousands of volunteers to publish data on elections, candidates, polling stations and results — and tries to get this information to every voter, in whatever format they want to receive it. Joe has a background in good governance advocacy and public sector communication

 

Pauline Pearce

Pauline Pearce rose to fame during the London riots, when a video of her remonstrating with young looters went viral. Dubbed the “Hackney Heroine” – Pauline suddenly found herself inundated with contact from media organisations and political parties, who wanted to hear her story and get her support. Pauline’s fame changed her life, and she is now launching a new career as a Liberal Democrat politician. Her notoriety has had its disadvantages too though, and she was intimidated by a gang who wanted to recruit her in exchange for getting her votes. Pauline has had a complicated life, and once spent three years in prison after being tricked into smuggling drugs into the UK from Jamaica. But above it all she is a fresh and unique voice in politics, who has so much life experience to share with young people.

 

Tim Reid

Tim Reid is an American actor, comedian and film director best known for his roles in prime time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–82), Marcel "Downtown" Brown on Simon & Simon (1983–87), Ray Campbell on Sister, Sister (1994–99) and William Barnett on That '70s Show (2004–06). Reid starred in a CBS series, Frank's Place, as a professor who inherits a Louisiana restaurant. Reid is the founder and president of Legacy Media Institute, a non-profit organization "dedicated to bringing together leading professionals in the film and television industry, outstanding actors, and young men and women who wish to pursue a career in the entertainment media. He will be introducing the documentary film Olympic Pride, American Prejudice at Flip the Script.