Manchester Literature Festival presents

Bernie Sanders in Conversation with Gary Younge

Due to circumstances in the US beyond our control, Bernie Sanders in Conversation with Gary Younge has been rescheduled to Sun 18 Feb 2024. Ticket holders will be contacted directly with more information on their options. 

Is it possible to dismantle and rebuild our broken political and economic systems? Senator Bernie Sanders believes it is and at this special live event, he will present his vision of what would be possible if the political revolution took place, and we took an alternative path forward.

Senator Bernie Sanders is the longest serving Independent member of Congress in American history. A vital voice for progressive change, his priorities include leading the fight for free healthcare (Medicare for All in the U.S.A), combatting climate change and building a movement to transform our economy to one that works for all of us and not just the one percent. In his book, the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller It’s OK to be Angry About Capitalism, he takes on the 1% and speaks blunt truths about a system that is fuelled by uncontrolled corporate greed and rigged against ordinary people. Where a handful of oligarchs have never had it so good, with more money than they could spend in a thousand lifetimes, and the vast majority want a better standard of living.

“How can we accept an economic order that allows three billionaires to control more wealth than the bottom half of our society? How can we accept a political system that allows the super-rich to buy elections and politicians? How can we accept an energy system that rewards the fossil fuel corporations causing the climate crisis? How can we let it happen any longer? We must demand fundamental economic and political change. This is where the path forward begins.”

Join us to see Senator Bernie Sanders and host Gary Younge discuss what transformational change would look like.

Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. Winner of the 2023 Orwell Prize for Journalism, his acclaimed books include Another Day in the Death of America; The Speech, The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream and Dispatches From the Diaspora, From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter.

Presented by Manchester Literature Festival in partnership with the Centre for New Writing, Creative Manchester and Penguin.

1 hour and 15 minutes

Tickets £18 / £15

Ticket & a paperback copy of It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism £28 / £25

MLF Members on sale from Weds 8 Nov from 12:00 via Box Office.