The criminalisation of identity in Prevent and anti-gangs initiatives

March 16, 2020

Join us for an important seminar that will explore the criminalisation of identity in Prevent and anti-gangs initiatives.

 Speakers will discuss a) the ways Prevent and anti-gangs initiatives, used in schools youth centres and beyond, pathologise and criminalise working-class black youth and Muslims and b) how this structural racism suppresses expressions of multiculturalism, forcing conformity and assimilation, an experience that is othering and ethnocentric.

 Confirmed speakers:

  • Patrick Williams (Senior lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Tarek Younis (Lecturer, Middlesex University)
  • Ifhat-Shaheen Smith (Activist on Prevent issues)
  • Saqib Deshmukh (IRR Council and youth worker with direct experience of both Prevent and anti-gangs schemes)
  • Sarah Flanagan (Solicitor)

The event will be held at IRR offices, 2-6 Leeke Street, London, WC1X 9HS on Monday 16 March 2020, 6pm

Registration essential. Please email with the following information:

  • full name
  • occupation and/or interest in the seminar
  • the organisation you represent or the campaign/support group you work with