Trans Rights and Cancel Culture

Start: 2020-11-12 19:00:00 UTC Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

This is a virtual event

As a right-wing Tory government invents a 'culture war' to whip up their base, how can the left best combat the negative narrative around 'cancel culture'?
In this talk from Oxford scientist and LGBT+ role model Dr Clara Barker, we'll be hearing about 'cancel culture' and how it's been used by politicians to condemn young people and so-called 'political correctness'. We'll also consider where the limits in "cancelling" someone, and how we can differentiate between redeemable mistakes and unacceptable speech
Cancel culture has never been more relevant, after reactionaries have used the concept several times this year to condemn criticism and no-platforming of celebrities such as JK Rowling and Amber Rudd. How can we best respond to these harmful framings while standing firmly against oppression?
Dr Clara Barker manages the Centre for Applied Superconductivity here in Oxford University. She’s an outspoken advocate for LGBT+ equality and women in STEM. She is vice-chair of the LGBT+ advisory group at Oxford University, and works with local LGBT+ youth groups, sharing her story and instigating positive change. Her volunteering and talks on numerous diversity projects have led to her receiving a Points of Light award from the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity award at Oxford University.
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