Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Recession, racism, and riots

Continuing the theme on riots...

The Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development in association with the Centre of Ethics and Politics at Queen Mary, University of London, invite you to:

Recession, Racism and Riots
Wednesday 14th March, 2012: 6-8pm
A roundtable discussion, with audience participation, between:

Stafford Scott (Tottenham Defence Campaign)
Denise Ferreira da Silva (Queen Mary)
Devon Thomas (Brixton ’81 Retrospective Group)
Mark Thompson (Cultural Chameleon Press)

Other speakers TBA

The shooting of unarmed Mark Duggan by police and their subsequent conduct towards the affected family and wider community in Tottenham were the flashpoints that sparked the August unrests of 2011. Join us for a discussion on the links between the recession, racism and the riots. Questions discussed will include:

· How are austerity measures impacting upon Black communities in particular?

· Are these measures exacerbating institutional racism?

· What has changed and what has stayed the same between 1981 and 2011?

· What positive visions are available to an increasingly embattled and excluded youth? And how might art serve social justice?

Fogg Lecture Theatre, Fogg Building
Queen Mary College, Mile End Road E1 4NS

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