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.