Actions and Detail Panel
Sites of Resistance: Collective Thought and Action
Thu, March 16, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
We will be serving hot drinks and sweet treats in the reception area outside the event between 5pm-6pm and the event itself will begin at 6pm.
Three consecutive events all running Thursday evenings 6pm - 8pm at Number 70 Oxford Rd in OX G.09 & OX LB.02
All events are free but separate booking is necessary
Event 2 - March 16th 'Sites of Resistance: Collective Thought and Action'
This panel session will consider the potential value of linking struggles for justice across a range of different issues or events, and specifically the role of the academic who may work alongside campaigners and activists. Speakers with experience of working across a number of justice campaigns will consider the strategies used to collectively ask questions of the State in order to bring about wider notions of justice.
‘We fight the same battles over and over again. They are never won for eternity, but in the process of struggling together, in community, we learn how to glimpse new possibilities that otherwise would never have become apparent to us, and in the process we expand and enlarge our very notion of freedom’ (Angela Y Davis, 2009 ‘Difficult Dialogues’)
Confirmed speakers include…
Dr Adam Elliot-Cooper: Dept, of Geography and Urban Planning, Kings College London @adamec87
Adam Elliot-Cooper's doctoral research looked at anti-racist resistance to policing. He has worked with a number of activist groups, including Newham Monitoring London.
Dr Joanna Gilmore: York Law School, The University of York @JoannaGilmore
Joanna Gilmore's research examines public order policing, human rights and community-based responses to police misconduct. She is a founding member of the Northern Police Monitoring Project - a community initiative established to monitor policing practices and provide support, advocacy and advice to the victims of police violence.
Professor Steve Tombs: Direct of the Harm and Evidence Research
Collaborations Open University @steve_tombs
Steve Tombs will reflect upon his work with healthy and safety campaigns, and alongside those bereaved by workplace fatalities, considering why working with activist groups is both an obligation upon, but also a benefit for, academic researchers.
Dr Sarah Lamble: School of Law, Birkbeck, Univeristy of London
Sarah Lamble's research addresses issues of gender, sexuality, and criminal justice, with a current focus on grassroots community engagements with transformative justice. She is a member of the Reclaim Justice Network, and cofounder of the Bent Bars Project, a collective which coordinates a letter-writing programme for LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming prisoners in Britain.
The ‘Sites of Resistance’ events are convened by Kathryn Chadwick, Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams from the Sociology Department at MMU. It is our view that constructs of ‘crime’ and the process of criminalisation should be subject to academic and political challenge. Yet we know that definitions of ‘crime’ and the state’s response to the ‘crime problem’ continue to have a disproportionate impact within certain communities. Through our teaching, research and wider work with communities we are seeking to examine and expose the marginalisation and criminalisation of particular groups, reflected in the continued ‘othering’ of individuals in society generally, and criminal justice specifically.
Event 1 - March 9th 'Sites of Resistance: Speaking Truth to Power' please book here: https://sites-of-resistance.eventbrite.com
Event 3 - March 23rd 'Sites of Resistance: Giving Voice to the Next Generation' - please book here: sites-of-resistance-3.eventbrite.com