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'Fighting Resistance' - James Bloomfield with Paul Rogers

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Date: 27th Jul 2017

Event time: 18:30 to 20:30

Fighting Resistance is an Arts Council-funded artist residency project placing contemporary artist James Bloomfield in Salford Museum and Art Gallery and at WCML, exploring themes surrounding the WW1 centenary and using the collections of both institutions to create new work.

For the launch event of this project James has invited Paul Rogers to talk on ‘New wars and how to prevent them’. Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University.  He worked originally in the biological and environmental sciences, including lecturing at Imperial College and working in East Africa, but has worked for the past 35 years on international security.

Paul says: "The three core issues facing the world are a widening wealth/poverty divide leading to more anger, resentment and revolts from the margins, the potentially disastrous impact of climate disruption and the all-too-ready recourse to military action as the appropriate response. To avoid a deeply unstable and unjust world it is imperative to rethink our approaches to all three issues.  Much good work is now being done on alternative security thinking and there are grounds for cautious optimism, even now."

Admission free; refreshments provided.

More details to follow.

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