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Sites of Resistance: Giving Voice to the Next Generation
Thu, March 23, 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 3 - March 23rd 'Sites of Resistance: Giving Voice to the Next Generation'
The final session will provide an activist space within which young people from local communities impacted by crime and criminalisation can make their contribution to the debate.
This event seeks to provide a space for the next generation to further develop their critical voice. One which challenges the harmful effects of discriminations and inequalities in the process of criminalisation, experienced every day in their communities. We believe that, as the voice of the next generation, it is these young leaders, activists, academics and all young people seeking to take a role in their communities, who can ultimately shape effective sites of resistance in the future.
We are thrilled to welcome speakers such as:
Temi Mwale, Founding Director of 4Front Project @TemiMwale http://4frontproject.org/
Temi Mwale is a 21-year-old multi-award winning social entrepreneur who describes herself as a “campaigner, educator and violence specialist”. She is the founding director the 4Front project, a youth-led social enterprise on a mission to empower young people and communities to improve their lives while understanding and reducing serious youth violence and the systemic conditions that cause it. In 2014, she was recognised at Cosmopolitan Magazine’s ‘Ultimate Campaigners’ at the Ultimate Woman Awards. This year she made the Forbes ‘top 30 under 30’ social entrepreneurs in Europe list. She is studying a law degree at the London School of Economics.
Tanzil Chowdhury, Co-founder Northern Police Monitoring Project an GM Law Centre
Tanzil Chowdhury has a doctorate in Law from the University of Manchester, where he teaches in Public Law, Counter-Terrorism and Jurisprudence. His current research adopts a genealogical approach to understanding the UK’s legal power to declare war and deploy troops abroad. He also co-founded the Northern Police Monitoring Project and the Greater Manchester Law Centre.
Shareefa Energy, Spoken Word Artist
Shareefa Energy is a London based spoken word artist, performance poet, writer, workshop facilitator and aspiring actress and playwright of Indian heritage from Highfields, Leicester. She graduated with a BA international relations degree and uses storytelling and performing arts to explore and challenge issues in society affecting women and migrant communities. She explores internal journeys though her poetry with a profound honesty, moving audiences as well as delving into a journey of spiritual and mental growth.
Nadia Bennet, Inspiring Change Manchester, Shelter
Nadia is a GROW trainee at Inspiring Change Manchester which is an eight year learning programme supporting people with Multiple and Complex Needs. Nadia’s passion is in working alongside women and people from BME communities with lived experiences of Multiple and Complex Needs and in empowering them to have their voices heard. Nadia is also the Chair of the Manchester Homelessness Charter Young Peoples’ action group.
Shiloh Minott, Moss Side Young Leader
Curtis Angell, 42nd Street ‘We Tell You’ project
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 2 - March 16th 'Sites of Resistance: Collective Thought and Action' - please book here: https://sites-of-resistance-2.eventbrite.com