87 minutes | Jan 25, 2019

1.1 Never Going Underground with Juliet Jacques, Em Temple-Malt and Louise Wallwein

Hosted by Ra Page, Founder & CEO of Comma Press, a Manchester-based independent publisher specialising in the short story. Juliet Jacques is a journalist, critic and writer of short fiction. She has published two books including Trans: A Memoir (2015). She documented her gender reassignment for The Guardian in a series entitled A Transgender Journey. Dr. Em Temple-Malt is a Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at Staffordshire University and co-director of Staffordshire University Crime and Society Research Group. Louise Wallwein MBE is an award-winning poet, playwright and performer. Born in Withington Hospital and brought up in 13 different children's homes, she produced her first play at the age of 17 with Contact Theatre. Her notable commissions include the poem for the opening of the Olympics in the North, Skid 180 at Contact Theatre and Dirty White Girl for BBC Radio 3. Her plays have been broadcast by the BBC and have graced the stage of the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Exchange Theatre. She has made over 20 films with young people around the UK, with Fall winning Best Film at the BFI Awards 2015. Published in 2017, Protest: Stories of Resistance assembled twenty authors to re-imagine key moments of British protest from the last eight centuries. Written in close consultation with historians, sociologists and eye-witnesses - who also contribute afterwords - these stories follow fictional characters caught up in real-life struggles. Notes: 1) Protest: Stories of Resistance is available from commapress.co.uk and in all good retailers (in paperback and hardback). 2) A recording of Juliet Jacques reading her story, 'Never Going Underground' from Protest, is available on our Soundcloud. 3) Jenny Lives With Eric and Martin by Susanne Bosche 4) 'Lesbians abseil into House of Lords', 2nd Feb 1988: https://bit.ly/2DxWnwd 5) Section 28 demo in Manchester, 20th Feb 1988 (video credit Nick Langley): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbNig5ZNgTE 6) Clause 28 Manchester march banner (photo credit Getty Images): https://bit.ly/2B59Dqs 7) Clause 29 Manchester Albert Square rally, Manchester Evening News: https://bit.ly/2FeIQcn 8) Viraj Mendis: https://bit.ly/2DykTxq 9) James Anderton, Greater Manchester Police Chief (Telegraph article, 2012): https://bit.ly/2S23TYr 10) Brian Souter and the Stagecoach boycott (BBC News, 2000): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/744503.stm 11) Queer As Folk, Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/queer-as-folk 12) Clause 28 protest, Manchester Archives+ blog: https://bit.ly/2MrCBsn 13)Never Going Underground banner at the People's History Museum, Manchester (Creative Boom): https://bit.ly/2sNqvxo 14) Catherine MacKinnon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharine_MacKinnon 15) The Killing of Sister George (1968 film): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063185/ 16) TERF (definition): https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=TERF 17) Pride (2014 film): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3169706/ 18) Pastor Niemoller, 'First they came...' (poem): https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/first-they-came-for-the-jews/ 19) Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants: http://www.lgsmigrants.com/ 20) Germaine Greer, 'Transgender women are "not women" (BBC News, 2015): https://bbc.in/2TjIPtX 21)Christine Jorgensen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Jorgensen 22) Gender Recognition Act of 2004 (Stonewall): https://www.stonewall.org.uk/gender-recognition-act 23) The Albert Kennedy Trust: https://www.akt.org.uk/ 24) Stone Butch Blues (1993 novel) 25) Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law' (Human Rights Watch): https://bit.ly/2sNZHNK 26) Chechnya concentration camps (The Guardian, 2018): https://bit.ly/2JphOk1 27) Peter Tatchell protests in Russia (The Independent, 2018): https://ind.pn/2tbWuHm
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