How Violent is Britain?

A one day conference in Liverpool bringing together campaigners, academics, key public figures and journalists to explore how we should tackle state, institutional and corporate violence in Britain.

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‘How Violent is Britain?’ is a one day conference that will bring together campaigners, academics, key public figures and journalists to explore how we should tackle state, institutional and corporate violence in Britain.

Friday 16 May 2014
Eleanor Rathbone Lecture Theatre
University of Liverpool

​9.00 AM to 5.15 PM
 
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Registration fee:  Waged £20.00, Low income £5.00

Sessions sponsored by:

● Cage ● CorporateWatch ● Families Against Corporate Killers ● Fuel Poverty Action ● Hillsborough Justice Campaign ● Inquest ● Institute of Race Relations ● Northern Police Monitoring Project ● Reclaim Justice Network

Speakers and final conference agenda

9.00-9.15 - Registration

9.15-9.30 - Introduction:

David Whyte University of Liverpool and Will McMahon Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

9.30-10.30 – Keynotes – Chair: Ciara Kierans

  • Deborah Coles Inquest
  • Sheila Coleman Hillsborough Justice Campaign
  • Amandla Thomas-Johnson Cage

10.30-10.45 break

10.45 – 12.00 Corporate Violence - Chair: David Whyte

  • Tom MacManus King's College London
  • Becca Fisher Corporate Watch
  • Hilda Palmer Families Against Corporate Killing
  • Steve Tombs The Open University
  • Will Jackson  Liverpool John Moores University and Steve Speed Salford Star

12.00 – 1.15  The Violence of Austerity - Chair: Sandra Walklate

  • Sarah Steele Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
  • Vickie Cooper Liverpool John Moores University
  • Ewa Jasiewicz Fuel Poverty Action 
  • Heather McRobie Open Democracy
  • Lynn Hancock University of Liverpool

1.15 – 2.00  lunch break

2.00-3.15 - The Violence of Detention: Chair: Rebecca Roberts 

  • Rachel Halford Women In Prison
  • Joe Sim Liverpool John Moores University and Roy Coleman Liverpool University
  • Jacqui Dyer NSUN
  • Jon Burnett Institute for Race Relations
  • Vicky Canning Liverpool John Moores University

3.15-3.30 break

3.30-4.45  - The Violence of ‘Security’ – Chair: Paul Jones

  • Paul O’Connor Pat Finucane Centre
  • Carole Duggan Justice Campaigner
  • Joanna Gilmore University of York
  • Christina Pantazis University of Bristol  and Simon Pemberton University of Birmingham 

4.45-5.15 – Closing discussion

David Whyte University of Liverpool and Will McMahon Centre for Crime and Justice Studies 

Venue, date and time

When
May 16th, 2014 9:00 AM   to   5:15 PM
Location
Eleanor Rathbone Lecture Theatre
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, L69 7ZQ
United Kingdom

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Waged £ 20.00
Low income £ 5.00
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