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Poet Lady Unchained in her new short film The Forgotten People

The Arts of Punishment: Experiences of Injustice, Prison & Artistic Expression

1st March | online | free

The University of Warwick is hosting an interactive Q&A session focused on unpacking lessons from lived experiences of imprisonment and injustice. Organised as part of Warwick’s sociology course but open to all, it features panellists who have been impacted by criminal justice institutions, policies and rationales and have used creative expression to communicate and make sense of their experiences. Focusing on a number of enduring problems facing criminal justice, the panel will explore how to move towards challenging racism, inequalities and stigma in the context of criminal justice. The event is aimed at students of law, criminology, sociology, politics or anyone else interested in hearing from first-hand accounts of prison, justice and marginalisation.

Panellists include spoken word artist Jason Smith; poet and NCJAA Steering Group member Brenda Birungi a.k.a. Lady Unchained; and Safe Ground’s Executive Director Charlotte Weinberg.

Image credit: Still from The Forgotten People by Lady Unchained and Tracy Kiryango

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