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Jul 6

Recovering the 19th Century: Penal Landscape

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

Smith Cooper Grand Jury Room, National Justice Museum, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, Nottingham

This one-day conference marks the launch of this new resource by exploring how the data can be used and developed, by academic and non-academic historians alike, to transform our understanding of 19th century imprisonment.

Jul 5

Crime, Harm and the State

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00

Christodoulou Meeting Room 11, Open University, MK7 6AA

We are writing to invite you to let you know about a one-day workshop on Crime, Harm and the State. This will take place at the Open University, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 5th July.

Jun 15

International Conference on Penal Abolition 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 17:00 to Monday, June 18, 2018 - 17:00

Birbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom

Over four days there will be opportunities to organise and participate in activities and workshops that seek to build and strengthen local and international movements for social justice and penal abolition.  The conference is hosted by: The Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative, The Open University; the Department of Criminology, Birkbeck University of London; and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

May 25

HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS:The Politics of (Un)Belonging

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:00 to 18:00

Southwark Room, 5th Floor Blavatnik Building, TATE Modern London SE1 9TG

Part of the WhoAreWe? Project with TATE Exchange

Join us for an afternoon of collective imagining at the TATE Modern

May 11

Housing Justice

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:00 to Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:30

Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

This two-day event brings together housing campaigners, activists and researchers from across the UK to share and exchange experiences about how we can tackle the multiple challenges in housing and demand housing justice. This includes people from: housing campaigns, community land trusts, tenant unions, construction, trade unions, activists and artists.

Nov 28

Migrant Artists Mutual Aid: Double Book Launch and Resistance Party!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) The Box room, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ

Please join MaMa and Victoria Canning for the launch of our latest books. We will have an evening of discussion, song, celebrations and - of course - books!

Sep 29

Sanctuary in Sweden: Discussing Support for Refugees in Malmö

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00

Sofielund Folkets Hus, Rolfsgatan 16, 214 34 Malmö, Sweden

A half-day conference that will include presentations and roundtable discussions with organisations working across the refugee sector in Malmö. Themes include: implications for funding; supporting women, children and LGBTQ+ people; supporting survivors of sexual violence and torture; organisation capacity building; and responding to legislative change.

Nov 9

Exploring Harm and Evidence

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:45 to 16:45

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

This conference sees the formal launch of the Open University’s Harm and  Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC).

Sep 21

Gendered violence in activist communities 21/09/2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:00

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies 2 Langley Lane Vauxhall London, SW8 1GB

The Salvage Research Project explored the lived experiences of harm, violence and abuse experienced by women, non-binary and transgender individuals in radical activist communities in the UK. This event will mark the launch of the final report and toolkit with a panel discussion of the key findings and implications for action and social justice.

Jun 8

Whose Security? Whose Safety? Ever Present Questions for Community Safety Partnerships

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 16:00 to 18:30

Michael Young Building The Presentation Room, Walton Hall Campus, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Public Lecture: Professor Sandra Walklate

The Open University and Milton Keynes SaferMK are hosting this event to launch their new joint initiative on researching local crime and justice issues.