We will explore the ways in which we can help young people exercise the rights, freedoms and opportunities that should be guaranteed to them, but which the students may not be able to freely access because of the cultural complexities of their family backgrounds. Having worked over eleven years with BAME communities in isolated, impoverished parts of London, and deprived parts of Pakistan, border of Afghanistan, India and Bangladesh, Rwanda, Congo and Malawi, I can demonstrate how we can help students safely negotiate for their rights and freedoms with the conservative communities that they identify as belonging to, and whose approval they may need to operate in their daily lives.
Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.