Help support JustFest 2016
(2 February 2016)
JustFest is The University of Manchester’s very own social justice festival, and this year’s will take place on 9 March 2016, on campus.
JustFest celebrates the University’s commitment to social responsibility and is a flagship event of the University’s Ethical Grand Challenges programme. The Festival seeks to start conversations about how we can build fairer communities in Manchester, the UK and across the globe. It also aims to encourage and enable students to explore aspects of social justice in a creative and festival environment of performance and exhibition, stimulating curiosity and providing a springboard towards further action for a just society.
There are plenty of ways in which staff can get involved. There will be a hands-on social justice-themed exhibition in Academy 1, including a programme of short films, a soap-box-style talks tent, and a fringe festival, as well as bands and spoken word artists on the Main Stage. JustFest wants to reflect the University’s rich social justice heritage, and the wealth of research taking place around Social Justice themes, and welcome contributions from University staff.