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Politics - What's Love Got To Do With It?

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Time 18:30
Date 17/11/22
Price £5

Goethe Annual Lecture Series: Mithu Sanyal, author, cultural scientist, and journalist will explore the pitfalls and promises of a politics of love in times of ever-growing divisions.

It’s a preconceived idea that love and politics don’t go together. That they are polar opposites. Moreover, love has become a dirty word in politics. We can talk on social media about sex till the cows come home – but love is... too cute, too lovey-dovey, and too unpolitical.

This has not always been the case. Most movements for social justice had a love of ethics. Gandhi placed love at the centre of his campaign to free India. Martin Luther King preached and practised love. And James Baldwin called for a politics of love.

What has happened to marginalise love in the political discourse? And what can politics informed by love look like?

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets for Politics: What's Love Got To Do With It at 18:30 on Thursday 17 November 2022.

To enter the competition, send an email to player@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

What is the Greek name for love between friends?

A: .1) Agape .2) Eros .3) Philia .4) Storge

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