Economic (in)justice: building power from the grass roots - Journey to Justice’s latest project aims to galvanise people to take action for economic justice through its successful approach to human rights education and has brought together a series of resources about 40 ‘ordinary’ people who have done extraordinary things to fight for the cause. As International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17th October) approaches, this lecture will explore the underlying causes of poverty and inequality and share some of the stories of the ’40’.
Discourse and Politics x Journey to Justice: Lived Experience of Economic (In)justice in the UK.
1) Invited panel speaker: Digital communication of UK Anti-Austerity and Environmental social movements in election campaigns.
2) Paper: Social Movements in Elections: UK Anti-Austerity and Environmental Campaigning 2015-2019.
Movement Communication in Elections: UK Anti-Austerity and Environmental
Paper: Fanning the flames: social movement intervention in electoral communication.
Paper: Continuous framing in a changing political environment: An analysis of the anti-austerity argument for the NHS during election time.
Two-day Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group (#PSAMPG) conference, University of Nottingham: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/clas/psa-media-and-politics-group/index.aspx
Movements: Protest, Politics and Activism in the 21st Century. One-day, interdisciplinary conference funded by AHRC/M3C, Nottingham Contemporary: https://movements2018.wordpress.com/
Paper: Movement-led electoral campaigning: social movements as experts in the 2017 UK General Election.
Paper: The role of creative activism and agency in the 2017 UK General Election.
Invited chair: Brexit and the Media panel
Invited speaker: The Role of The People's Assembly and Momentum in the 2017 General Election.
Invited speaker: Civil society and grassroots voices in the election coverage.
Early research presentation to the public. A follow up podcast was made and can be listened to here: https://soundcloud.com/user-711798858/podhd-episode-10
Austerity, Poverty and Protests panel event as part of Journey to Justice: Nottingham, Nonsuch Theatre, Nottingham
Exhibition piece about St Ann’s (a deprived area of Nottingham) and Poverty. Working with my previous employer, the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, and the local photographer Roger Suckling, I designed a panel detailing Ken Coates and Richard Silburn’s social survey on poverty in Nottingham that gave rise to a film by Stephen Frears.