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Race for Justice: Alienation or Social Inclusion – conference in London

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3-4 December, London

The conference is being organised by Napo and Society of Black Lawyers and supported by the Attorney General Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal.

The theme of the conference is “Race for Justice: Alienation or Social Inclusion.” The concept behind the theme is to improve awareness of the causes of social exclusion and its manifestations; examine what can be done to address the problems and whether community cohesion as a government strategy is the way forward.

The Conference aims to bring together key stakeholders to explore issues such as hate crimes, extremism within the context of the Criminal Justice System, Guns, Gangs and Knife Crime and Young People and examine how it:

 Informs policy provisions and key decision-making.
 Affects strategies, action-planning and delivery by both statutory and non-statutory bodies.
 Contributes to resource provision and educational support for young people
 Provide communities, central and local government, police and other justice agencies with an insight of how to work together to put an end to gang and knife crime and effectively combat extremism.

Who Should Attend

The conference is open to individuals and organisations committed to best practice, equality and diversity; community cohesion; tackling extremism and access to education. They include policy makers, jurists, police officers, probation officers, fire officers, community health professional, politicians, educationalist, academics, trade unions, community activists and youth workers.

Get full Race for Justic event details and the registration form.

Gala Dinner and Dance

The Society of Black Lawyers invites you to the ‘Race For Justice’ Gala Dinner and dance on Friday 4 December at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London – Black Tie/Cultural Dress

7pm to 3am, Drinks reception: 7pm, Dinner: 8pm, After dinner speakers: 9.30pm, Gala dance: 11.30pm – 3am

Price per ticket: £75 which includes drinks reception and 3 course meal with wine

Dance only £25 (after 10.30pm, purchased at Marriott Hotel Reception)

Your Host: David Neita, Barrister and Poet

After dinner speakers: Kwame Kwei Armah, Henry Bonsu

Performances by Simone Thompson, Nycha Creations and solo rap artist Witness, Felix Dexter, The London Community Gospel Choir

For more information, to book tickets for the Conference or Gala Dinner and Dance visit http://www.napo.org.uk/raceforjustice or call 0207 223 4887

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  2. Zahra says:

    This is a great idea! After the class I took in college called Black Transnational Cultures, I've realized that America does not have a monopoly on racism. Afro Europeans can have a very difficult time dealing with the perceptions and discrimination they get exposed to.

    My school recently had an incident on Halloween where two students painted their bodies black to portray Serena Williams and Bob Marley. We held a forum after, but a lot of people were upset that others even felt the need to talk about it. We learned in my Social Meaning of Race class that oftentimes, people who want to talk about social problems get painted as the perpetrators of said problems. I, however, think that these problems need to be talked about to be eradicated. So kudos on that, I hope the event went well!

  3. How was the post-Halloween dialogue?

  4. How was the post-Halloween dialogue?

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