We hope you can join us at 7pm on Thursday 21 October for an event on reforming the justice system, as part of our Black History Month programme.
You can register for this Zoom event here.
In 2017, the Lammy Review reported that Black people in Britain are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than white people, and showed evidence of huge racial disparities in how young people are treated in the justice system. However, the review's findings and recommendations for action have largely been ignored, leaving these inequalities unaddressed.
In this event, the Young Fabians Criminal Justice Network and Fabian Women's Network (FWN) will discuss how to reform our justice system to make it live up to its name. We'll hear from:
- Cllr Josie Channer. Josie is a Labour councillor in Barking & Dagenham, a Probation Trust board member working on crime prevention across London, and a former prison officer who managed the Mental Health & Drug wing at Holloway Prison. She also serves as Podcast Coordinator on the FWN Executive Committee.
- Victoria Akintomide-Akinwamide. Victoria is a finance regulation professional working to prevent white collar crime. She also serves on the FWN Executive Committee, and is an alumna of the FWN Mentoring Programme. She's previously written about racial inequalities that Black British women face in maternal health.
- Dhruv Kadam. Dhruv is BAME Officer for the Young Fabians Criminal Justice Network and for the Open Labour South West regional group.
- Priscilla Peralta (event chair). Priscilla is Vice Chair of the Young Fabians Criminal Justice Network, a barrister, and a legal volunteer specialising in helping vulnerable people navigate the housing and migration systems.
This event will finish by 8.15pm, and will be followed at 8.30pm by a conversation between Amen Tesfay and David Lammy MP, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and chair of the Lammy Review. You can find out more and register for this Zoom event here.