Handover Festival – Panelist for events Where do you stand and writing for social change
Head of Sunbird Journal Publishing Yann W. Tanoé took part in the EU sponsored event ‘The Handover Festival’ that took place on the 11th of May 2019. This was an event in which topics surrounding social activism were deeply explored from different perspectives. This event that was hosted by the National Centre for Writing was a platform in which Yann W. Tanoé shared a stage with Holly Bourne (author of best-selling novel “Am I Normal Yet?” and Mariam Khan author of the book “It’s Not about the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race” in which they discussed issues to do with “social-political climate and the power words have to instigate real change”.
In this event, Yann’s intervention was summarised in a chart (created by artist Rebecca Osborne) about activism where different connections to activism were formed such as, politics, terrorism, intellectual property and more.