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Every Cook Can Govern: Reading for a change

taking part in the CLR James Read-a-thon for WORLDwrite because like James, WORLDwrite believes in making history!

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WORLDwrite

We provide free media training to ensure citizens can have their say

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Sponsor our 12-hour Read-a-thon on the work of CLR James

Some people run marathons to get fit, at WORLDwrite we run Read-a-thons. We want to read enough to ensure our understanding is fit to produce a whole knowledge portal and documentary on the life and works of CLR James.

Really exceptional writers and thinkers are those who challenge a fatalistic view of history and have taught us history is something we make. West Indian writer and revolutionary CLR James, one of the towering figures of 20th century thought is one of the best examples.  Understanding people as history makers was a prevailing theme of James’ work, a view which WORLDwrite shares with a passion. CLR James was also an advocate of reading great books to advance our knowledge and understanding of the world. We share his view on this too.  So what better focus for a WORLDwrite Read-a-thon, to raise funds for our multi-media project than reading aloud works by and about CLR James himself.

Our partners at the Museum of London have agreed to host this pioneering Read-a-thon in the Quayside room at Museum of London Docklands on Friday 28th February 2014 from 10am. We’ll be livestreaming it too, to ensure friends across the UK and all over the world can tune in to hear great works read continuously over a 12 hour period. The event should be both inspiring and fun for all who take part and watch online or off, but the best way you can support us is by sponsoring the Read-a-thon. We hope to raise a mighty £10,000 towards the cost of our CLR James project “Every cook can govern”, which includes a fully-fledged documentary and is going to cost a fortune! We are determined to make it happen and with your sponsorship we can.

It's secure and easy to donate below and the money goes straight to WORLDwrite. If you are a taxpayer the charity will receive Gift aid on your donation too. We look forward to your messages of support below as well.

Thank you!

 

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