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We have 2 fantastic FREE events this March.

First, on the 13th March we are co-hosting an event with our friends at Sites of ResistanceProfessor Alex Vitale joins us to spark a public discussion about the expansion of modern policing and the extent to which it is inconsistent with the values of community empowerment and social justice. Alex is a Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, Coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice project, and author of ‘The End of Policing’ (Verso).

Alex will be joined by Dr Waqas Tufail, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University. Waqas’ research examines the policing of marginalised communities and the criminalisation of Muslim minorities.

Also joining the panel will be Dr William Jackson, Lecturer in Criminology at Liverpool John Moores University. Willams’s work focuses on policing, security and protest. He has recently written on the policing of anti-fracking protesters and state violence.

The event will be held at the Cornerhouse, arrive from 17:00 for a 17:30 start, please get your free tickets via Eventbrite here

Then, on Friday 23rd March, we have a public screening of THE HARD STOP, a revealing documentary charting the story of Mark Duggan’s friends and family following his death. We’ll be joined for the evening’s discussion by the amazing local youth worker Akemia Minott and the local youth group 8 4 Youth. The event will be held at Powerhouse (140 Raby Street (M14 4SL) from 18:00 – 20:30.