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The fight for civil rights
A day of ThinkIns on Saturday 12 October 2019
Join us for a day of civilised disagreement in, and about, the new era of civil rights where identity politics meets the tech revolution, #MeToo, LGBT+ campaigning and tensions between religious and secular freedoms.
What our members are saying
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