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Monday 14 March

Dr. James Harrison: Reflections on the Warwick Protest Summit
3-4pm, Room F1.07

James Harrison is the co-director of the Centre for Human Rights in Practice. In March 2015, he facilitated the Warwick Summit on Protest, and subsequently produced a report with findings and a set of recommendations. One year on, he reflects upon the process and issues of protest and free speech that flowed from it. He also seeks to explore the roles that university management, students and academics can play in ensuring universities remain vibrant communities of ideas and inquiry.

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Panel Discussion: How do we make our voices heard?
6-7.30pm, Room MS.03

A panel of campaigners, activists and writers - all of whom are featuring in Lacuna Magazine's special edition on protest - share their thoughts and ideas on how to build an effective campaign. The event will be followed by a wine reception. Speakers include:

  • Emily Scurrah: Emily works for the campaigning organisation 38 Degrees, and was involved in the successful campaign to overturn the policy of child tax credits. She is the author of 'There is Power in a Union: the hearts and minds of current protest movements', published this week in Lacuna Magazine.
  • Adam Weymouth: Adam is a freelance journalist and writer. His work has featured in publications such as The Guardian, The Ecologist and The Atlantic, amongst others. He is a regular contirbutor to Lacuna Magazine and most recently authored 'Climate Change and the Paris Conference: Seeing Hope in Activism'.
  • Father Martin Newell: Father Martin Newell is a lifelong activist and protestor. He has campaigned against everything from climate change to drones, poll tax to war, and has been arrested plenty of times in the process. He is also a priest, a combination which has raised numerous eyebrows over the years. In a recent interview with Dr. Katarina Karcher for Lacuna Magazine, he discusses his life as an activist, and the role of faith within it.
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