ICOPA-2018 Co-hosted or sponsored events
Film Screening ‘Injustice’
6:30pm Thursday 15 February 2018
The Exchange, Twickenham, London
In 2016 / 17 a film maker decided to chart the current state of prison and the criminal justice system.
Injustice tells the story of the system through the stories of prisoners, their families, and prison workers, interwoven with research and analysis by campaigners and academics. We hear of life before prison, alienation, crime and confinement, and the consequences they hold for all of us.
For more info: http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/event/injustice/
End of Policing
7:00 – 9:00pm Thursday 15 March 2018
Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
The Black Lives Matter movement has thrown a dramatic light on police tactics and brutality in America.
But this is not merely an US phenomena – many of America¹s most repressive policing measures have been imported to Britain as mainstream policy.
Yet, in Britain the debate on policing has almost entirely focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. In the last election Jeremy Corbyn¹s Labour even argued for increasing police numbers, linking falling police numbers to rising levels of crime.
But, what if the problem isn¹t training or accountability but the nature of the police itself? What if the solution to policing is not more but fewer police? And what can we learn from the response to police brutality in America?
Join renowned expert on policing, Alex Vitale, who is over from New York to discuss police reform and abolition and to launch his new book ‘The End of Policing’ at Conway Hall in 15th March.
Copies of the book are on sale at the event from the Newham Bookshop stall.
Advance registration is essential. Click here to book your place.
Film Screening ‘Criminal Queers’
6:30pm Wednesday 7 March 2018
The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ
Criminal Queers, directed by Eric A. Stanley and Chris E. Vargas (USA, 2015, 63 min) visualises a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Follow Yoshi, Joy, Susan and Lucy as they fiercely read everything from the Human Rights Campaign and hate crimes legislation to the non-profitisation of social movements.
Watch the trailer here.
This event is free but booking is recommended. Click here to reserve a space.
This pre-ICOPA event is being co-hosted by the Bent Bars Project; Reclaim Holloway – Women’s Building Group; and Cinenova.
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