From a series of devastating verdicts on the basis of “joint enterprise”, conspiracy convictions and the gangs matrix, to the legalised sexual abuse of minors through strip searches: the prevalence of stop-and-search, racist exclusions policies, and police violence against children has hit the headlines again and again this year. Making explicit the links between the courts, the schools and the streets as sites of police violence against minors, this session will explore what resistance to that violence looks like.
Hilary Moore is a political educator and writer from the US. She is the author of Beyond Policing (http://rosalux.eu/en/article/2084.beyond-policing.html) and Burning Earth, Changing Europe (http://rosalux.eu/en/article/1588.burning-earth-changing-europe.html)
Roxy Legane is the Director of Kids of Colour, a steering group member of Northern Police Monitoring Project and PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University. http://twitter.com/RoxyLegane
Zahra Bei is a recovering teacher and organiser with No More Exclusions and the Coalition of Anti-Racist Educators.
Jan is Co-Founder of the campaign group JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association), now campaigning for acquittals for the wrongly convicted and achieving further legal reform. http://twitter.com/Jliffe