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Anne Peaker Lecture 2022: The power of words

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Anne Peaker Lecture 2022: The power of words

19th January | 16:00-18:00 | online | free

“Words are things, I’m convinced… Someday we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. I think they get on the walls, they get in your wallpaper, they get in your rugs, in your upholstery, in your clothes. And, finally, into you.” – Maya Angelou

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is excited to invite you to our annual Anne Peaker lecture.

Joining us in conversation will be Ashleigh Nugent, award winning author of LOCKS and Creative Director of Rise Up CIC; Lady Unchained, award winning broadcaster at Audio Production Awards 2021 and Creative Director of Unchained Poetry; and Akemia Minott, youth worker, activist and Managing Director of 84 YOUTH.

This year, our guests will be exploring the power of words; their power to move us, define us, build us up and tear us down, but most importantly, their ability to heal and to effect positive change.

Anne Peaker was a pioneer of arts for, and by, people in the criminal justice system.  Our annual lecture honours her work and legacy, which forms the basis of the work we do today.

The event will also include performances and an audience Q&A.

Full programme details to follow.

The best virtual event I have attended – so engaging. The incredible co-creation element and putting lived experience at the heart of what you do. It’s just fantastic, and I feel really privileged to have been here today. I don’t want it to end!  – Anne Peaker 2020 attendee

Image credit: Elijah Thompson