The World Transformed
Running alongside the Labour Party Conference was The World Transformed – a brilliant 4 day politics, arts and music festival which aims to create an open space for collective political education. We were lucky enough to host three really exciting events at the festival.
We started with an interactive session called ‘Drugs: Ending the War and Winning the Battle’ hosted with Transform Drug Policy Foundation and with contributions from Anne-Marie Cockburn from Anyone’s Child campaign, Chris Williamson MP, Transform Drug Policy Foundation’s Jane Slater and Health Poverty Action’s Martin Drewry. This event created a space to discuss how we can start to deal with the difficult issues in the debate around drug policy reform and how people can be part of our growing movement for change.
Then we had our multimedia extravaganza evening of talks, films, music and spoken word, exploring the struggles of those resisting colonialism and capitalism on the front lines. We heard from speakers and activists from around the world, as well as some amazing performances from Hip Hop artist Lowkey, DJ Movimientos and Brazilian band Afrocidade. Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP even came to do a speech! It was definitely a night to remember.