The Festival will feature three evening Poetry Galas in which this body of work will be unveiled.
The Festival will open with the second Ripples of Hope Business & Investment Summit on Wednesday 15th September 2021, which brings together senior business decision-makers to explore the crucial role of business and leaders as champions for a fair society.
Delegates will hear from speakers including renowned business leader Paul Polman; co-founder of B-Lab UK Charmian Love; entrepreneur Vikas Shah MBE; Chair of the North West Business Leadership Team Jonathan Murphy; and the co-founder of Savannah Wisdom Shalni Arora.
The second day of the Festival, Thursday 16th September 2021, is a day for invited Greater Manchester schools – themed This Is Us.
Building on Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK’s Speak Truth To Power human rights education programme, students will explore Our Humanity and Our Power and celebrate their poetic, visual and film work created in response to the question ‘What does it mean to be human?’
Alongside the activities at HOME, the Ripples of Hope Festival also features Feasts of Hope, in which people and organisations across Greater Manchester are hosting their own community feasts to bring people together for meaningful dialogue and connection.
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