This Roundhouse Roundtable digital discussion is open to any person aged 18+

‘My name is Jeremiah… I come from a difficult environment. And I want to change the world for myself, and for everyone like me’

Jeremiah Emmanuel is a 21 year old youth activist, public speaker and entrepreneur from south London.

He started working within his local community at the age of four, campaigning around several issues that affected young people with the Nelson Mandela School Foundation. In 2011 he was elected into the UK Youth Parliament becoming an MYP, and later became a young mayor within London. Aged fifteen, he founded the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Youth council, and created a youth consultancy enterprise, EMNL, which has recently worked with organisations including Rolls-Royce, Nike and the Queens Commonwealth Trust. He is also a member of the Gates Foundation, a youth ambassador for the Big Change Charitable Trust, a Founding Member of the Conduit London. In 2017, he was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).

Jeremiah’s debut book Dreaming in a Nightmare will be released by #Merky Books in August. It is a memoir about moving forward in a world that’s holding you back and transcending growing up in an environment where opportunities aren’t handed to you.

In this Roundtable Jeremiah will talk about his journey, building a community through entrepreneurship and charity work, and what’s next…

Members of the #Merky Books team will also be on hand to answer questions about breaking into the world of publishing as a writer or an aspiring publisher.

#Merky Books is an award-winning book publishing imprint launched by Stormzy and Penguin Books UK in 2018. It is a home for underrepresented voices and provides a platform where their stories can be told, heard and uplifted.

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