Date: 14 October 2021
Time: 5.30pm - 7pm
Venue: Online

About this event

Last year, Institute for Community Studies research identified safety as the greatest concern for communities across the UK. Join us on 14 October to consider how local people can work with authorities to progress positive change and address their safety fears. 

We’ll hear from Zach Norris, a pioneering US-based public safety campaigner, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and author of We keep us safe: building secure, just, and inclusive communities. In this book, Zach shifts the conversation around public safety away from fear and towards growth. What might this mean in a UK context? 

The event will be chaired by Jon Alexander, Fellow at The Young Foundation and Director of the New Citizenship Project, with insights from Emily Morrison, Head of the Institute for Community Studies. 

This will be a participatory discussion with exciting contributors, including Professor Donna Hall, Chair of New Local, an independent think tank working to unlock community power. 

Please join us on 14 October for a lively virtual discussion. Sign up via Eventbrite here.