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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: RACISM, LIBERTY AND THE WAR ON TERROR 16/09/06 Reply with quote

A conference organised by the Institute of Race Relations
Saturday 16 September 2006
Conway Hall, Central London

HOW should we respond to the attacks on our civil rights, refugee rights and our multicultural society - carried out in the name of national security? Join leading campaigners, lawyers and thinkers in debating how we can defend our liberties and our communities...

With plenary speakers :
Moazzam Begg
Jeremy Corbyn
Gareth Peirce
Colin Prescod
A. Sivanandan
Salma Yaqoob.

Also speaking:
Imtiaz Amin, Fahad Ansari, Frank Arnold, Harmit Athwal, Jenny Bourne, Naima Bouteldja, Victoria Brittain, Tony Bunyan, Louise Christian, Deborah Coles, Shobha Das, Beena Faridi, Liz Fekete, Nadine Finch, Emma Ginn, Anne Gray, Hsiao Hung-Pai, Saghir Hussein, Arun Kundnani, Daniel Machover, Harris Nyatsanza, Herman Ouseley, Tauhid Pasha, Asad Rehman, David Renton, David Rose, Daniel Sukula, Frances Webber

Booking information
Tickets for the Racism, Liberty and the War on Terror conference are 15 for individuals and non-funded organisations, 25 for funded organisations, or free for refugees and asylum seekers. Tickets include both buffet lunch (veg option available) and refreshments. For just 13 extra, you can take advantage of a special half-price individual subscription to the IRR journal Race & Class.

9.30 - Registration
10.00 - Welcome address with Colin Prescod, chair of the Institute of Race Relations
10.05 - Keynote speeches by A. Sivanandan, director of the Institute of Race Relations, and Gareth Peirce, leading human rights lawyer
11.00 - Break
11.15 - Morning panel discussions
12.45 - Lunch
1.45 - Afternoon panel discussions
3.15 - Break
3.30 - Final plenary with Jeremy Corbyn MP, Salma Yaqoob, Birmingham councillor, Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo detainee, and Colin Prescod
5.00 - Close

Morning panel discussions ;

The impact of anti-terror powers in the UK, with Fahad Ansari (Islamic Human Rights Commission), Liz Fekete (IRR), Anne Gray (CAMPACC), Saghir Hussein (Stop Political Terror)

The attack on multiculturalism, with Arun Kundnani (IRR), Lord Ouseley (author of Community Pride Not Prejudice report), A. Sivanandan (director, IRR), Salma Yaqoob (councillor, Birmingham Sparkbrook)

Detention and incarceration, with Dr Frank Arnold (Medical Justice Network), Harmit Athwal (IRR), Deborah Coles (Inquest), Daniel Machover (human rights lawyer)

Combating racial violence, with Imtiaz Amin (Mubarek family campaign), Shobha Das (Support Against Racial Incidents), Beena Faridi (Islamic Human Rights Commission), David Renton (author), Jenny Bourne (IRR)

Afternoon panel discussions ;

Civil liberties: the racial dimension, with Louise Christian (human rights lawyer), Arun Kundnani (IRR), Asad Rehman (Newham Monitoring Project)

Liberty and the global war on terror, with Naima Bouteldja (journalist), Victoria Brittain (journalist and author), Tony Bunyan (director, Statewatch), Jeremy Corbyn MP, David Rose (journalist and author)

Campaigning against deportations, with Liz Fekete, (IRR), Emma Ginn (anti-deportations campaigner), Daniel Sukula (Sukula Family Must Stay), Harris Nyatsanza (Zimbabwean human rights activist)

Defending international conventions, Nadine Finch (barrister), Hsiao Hung-Pai (journalist), Tauhid Pasha (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants), Frances Webber (barrister)

Booking form & further info :

Contact :
Institute of Race Relations, 2-6 Leeke Street, London, WC1X 9HS.
Tel : 020 7837 0041
Email :
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