Open Collective
Open Collective
free event on Wednesday 24 Nov!
Published on November 23, 2021 by K H

Bristol Copwatch have teamed up with Statewatch to host a free event this Wednesday! You can attend in person or online, as long as you book your free ticket on Eventbrite.

Monitoring the state and learning from history
24 Nov 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Book tickets now

The connections between policing and racism have been in the headlines frequently since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, USA, last year. Protesters have called for an end to many long-standing police practices and, with the call to defund the police, for an end to the traditional model of policing altogether.

Many of the protesters’ demands are not new. In the UK, there is a long history of community and political activism on the issues of policing and racism. We invite you to join us in exploring the connections, similarities and differences between past and present events and struggles through an examination of materials from the Statewatch Library & Archive, a collection of over 800 books, 2,500 items of ‘grey literature’ and a host of other documents and ephemera concerning civil liberties and the state.

Hear from Bristol Copwatch, the Bristol Cable, Statewatch and Nadine Finch, former human rights lawyer.

The event will be held at the Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, BS5 0AX (see map), and if you can't make it in person you can join online.

Book your free ticket now to get the join details from Statewatch!