EQUAL launches a brand new collaborative event series for Spring - Summer
EQUAL is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new event series, #TimeToAct, held in partnership with the Criminal Justice Alliance, Clinks and Barrow Cadbury Trust.
Following on from the success of our previous event series #TimeToTalk (a forum aimed at increasing engagement with BAME communities and individuals affected by issues of racial injustice in the criminal justice system) #TimeToAct will look to harness the collective voice of voluntary and charitable organisations across the criminal justice sector.
Featuring a range of guest speakers working closely with the impacts of race disparity within the CJS, this new three-part series looks to move conversations on race equality in the criminal justice system forwards, piecing together how the sector can act to deliver long-lasting and meaningful change.
- 19th May: Reimagining the Review: four years on from the Lammy Review hosted by EQUAL
- 21st June: Working with Police and Crime Commissioners to build trust and tackle race inequality hosted by Criminal Justice Alliance and Centre for Justice Innovation
- July: Details TBC, hosted by Clinks & Barrow Cadbury Trust
EQUAL launch event:
To kick off the series, EQUAL will be hosting Reimagining the Review: four years on from the Lammy Review - an expert-led discussion, followed by an interactive forum, on the legacy of David Lammy’s 2017 landmark Review into race disparity in the UK Justice System.
When? Wednesday 19th May, 11.30am - 1pm
For? Voluntary organisations in the criminal justice sector
Cost? Free or with a donation
With guest speakers:
Dez is the CEO of Spark2Life, he is a qualified Person Centred Therapist, an Ordained Minister and has served as a Prison Chaplain. Dez has lived experience and himself was charged with manslaughter at the age of 17 and went through the criminal justice system. He is a gifted communicator and regularly delivers trauma training and bespoke sessions at conferences, events, online webinars and in prisons in the UK.
Dr Laura Janes
Dr Laura Janes is a solicitor and Legal Director at the Howard League for Penal Reform. She oversees the charities legal service for people aged 21 and under in prison. She has been working with a specialist advisory board to create an antiracist practical guide for lawyers in the criminal justice system.
Sofia Buncy is the researcher and co-author of the first ever report into Muslim Women in British Prisons. She is also the founder and Coordinator of the Muslim Women in Prison Rehabilitation Project and is developing a national reputation for her rehabilitation work with Muslim Women Prisoners. She is regarded as a specialist in this area of criminal justice with unique insight into the particular and additional cultural challenges faced by Muslim women whilst in prison and post-prison from an institutional and community perspective.