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An Evening with Gina Martin: Be The Change

June 18 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm


Tuesday 18 June, 6.45pm – 7.45pm

The DOOR, Birmingham REP


To celebrate publication of her new book, BE THE CHANGE: A TOOLKIT FOR THE ACTIVIST IN YOU, join Gina Martin as she meets with campaigners and activists who are doing incredible things locally, nationally, or even globally.

With no prior political experience or legal training, Gina successfully campaigned to make upskirting a criminal offence. The legislation passed its final stage in the House of Lords on 15th January and came into effect on 12th April 2019: taking non-consensual photographs under anyone’s clothes is now illegal in England and Wales.

Be the Change is a comprehensive toolkit for the modern activist to equip us to fight for change – big or small, local or global. It will include practical advice to help the reader to challenge injustice in many forms: whether lending a voice to a cause or taking on a complex issue on a massive scale.

This June, Gina will be chatting with individuals who are already doing just that; looking at what action they are taking to effect change in their communities and beyond, and widening the conversation to help and inspire others to do likewise.

Presented as part of Birmingham Literature Festival, which returns 3-13 October in venues across Birmingham.


Event format

Gina will be in conversation on stage and will take questions from the audience.

Books will be available to buy at the event and Gina will be happy to sign them for you after the event.

The event will finish around 7.45pm, with booksigning till 8.15pm or so.


Birmingham REP
Broad Street
Birmingham, B1 2EP United Kingdom


Writing West Midlands