'Preventing Violent Extremism?' Conference

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The "Preventing Violent Extremism?" conference was held on the 13th June 2015 by a number of crics of the policy.


The "Preventing Violent Extremism?" conference was held on Saturday 13th June 2015 at the Amanah Centre in the heart of East London. A number of critics came together for joined resistance by organising workshops on the education sector, community responses, and 'Know your rights' to present the governments counterproductive methods.

After the workshops a conference was held with the critics and they can be watched below:

Abed Choudhury: Head of Advocacy at IHRC - Introduction

Leroy Logan: An ex-superintendent who served 30 years with the Metropolitan Police and is a founding member of the Metropolitan Black Police Association (Met BPA).

Arun Kundnani: Author of "The Muslims are coming!" who specilises in writing about race, Islamophobia, political violence and surveillance.

Marie Breen-Smyth: A professor from the University of Surrey.

Robert Ferguson: National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Patricia McManus: of the University and College Union (UCU).

Umit Yildiz: UCU Equality Officer.