Sunday 22 November 2020 | 3:30pm

Jeremiah Emmanuel

Sunday 22 November 2020 | 3:30pm

Jeremiah Emmanuel

£5.00 - Single event ticket
£25.00 - Festival Pass

Dreaming in a Nightmare, the story of how to move forward when the world is holding you back. 

In conversation with Stephen Bush, Political Editor, New Statesman

Dreaming in a Nightmare: Overcoming Adversity

Meet Jeremiah Emmanuel. He is twenty-one years old, a youth activist, public speaker, entrepreneur, a former deputy young mayor of Lambeth, and member of the UK Youth Parliament. He was raised in South London in an area where crime and poverty were everywhere and opportunities to escape were rare. Violence was accepted and prison expected. This is his story, published by #Merky Books. Jeremiah will speak to Stephen Bush about Dreaming in a Nightmare, the story of how to move forward when the world is holding you back. 

Author Biography

Jeremiah Emmanuel is a youth activist, public speaker and entrepreneur. He started working within his local community at the age of four, campaigning around several issues that affected young people with the Nelson Mandela School Foundation. In 2011 he was elected into the UK Youth Parliament becoming an MYP, and later became a young mayor within London. Aged fifteen, he founded the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Youth council, and created a youth consultancy enterprise, EMNL, which has recently worked with organisations including Rolls-Royce, Nike and the Queens Commonwealth Trust. He is also a member of the Gates Foundation, a youth ambassador for the Big Change Charitable Trust, a Founding Member of the Conduit London. In 2017, he was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM). 

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