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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.

Events schedule:

  • 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
Where? ZOOM
For? Voluntary organisations in the criminal justice sector

Cost? Free or with a donation

With guest speakers:

Dez Brown

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

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.

Find out more about the event and register your place on Eventbrite.

Image with the Lammy Review cover (a statue of justice) and details of 'Reimagining the Review' event held by EQUAL on Wednesday 19th May.

Further #TimeToAct events by Criminal Justice Alliance, and Clinks and Barrow Cadbury Trust are to follow in Summer 2021. 

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