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.
- 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
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- occupation and/or interest in the seminar
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