Sarah Brown speaks at Bath Literature Festival
Today Theirworld’s President Sarah Brown took part in the panel on ‘Feminism and the Impact of the Digital Age’ at the Bath Literature Festival with journalist Suzanne Moore and the Festival’s Artistic Director Viv Groskop.
The panel spoke to an audience of 300 in Guildhall’s Banqueting Room, addressing the opportunities for and challenges to feminism arising from the advent of digital technologies.
Sarah spoke about the promise the digital age can have for social change and the advantages the internet can have for learning. A World at School’s #UpForSchool petition has so far reached over 3 million people in calling for world leaders to deliver quality education to the 58 million children who are out of school (31 million of whom are girls) by the end of 2015.
Sarah said: “There’s a democracy to the Internet that lets everyone chip in”.
Viv Griskop on stage with panellists Suzanne Moore and Sarah Brown © Julian Foxon Photography