Gina Martin to meet campaigners on book tour

News - Books Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Upskirting law changer to meet other changemakers

Gina Martin is embarking on a UK tour to promote her first book, Be the Change (Sphere). The book is designed to help empower people by providing practical advice about how to turn their passion against injustice into action.

On the tour, Martin will meet changemakers including Amika George, founder of the #FreePeriods movement; the Manchester-based youth leadership and social change organisation Reclaim Project, which supports the voices of working class young people; #HungerDoesn’tWearClubColour, a food bank collaboration between supporter groups of the major Liverpool football clubs that tackles poverty in the city; Beth Rowland, founder of Let's Talk About Loss, which supports young adults who have been bereaved; and Girl Gang, a community that supports women and people of marginalised genders.

Martin, who led an 18-month campaign that succeeded in making upskirting a criminal offence, is taking part in a series of public events hosted by Waterstones from 12 to 21 June, during which she will speak with these campaigners about their work, how they overcame obstacles, and how others can support them and "gather the inspiration and knowledge to launch their own initiatives and to #BetheChange".

Sphere publishes Be the Change on Thursday, 13 June.

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