Perspectives On Violence

Perspectives On Violence

Using Immersive Film to Build Resilience

JobServe Community Stadium, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP
9.30 – 3:30pm, Friday 13th March 2020

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The ‘Perspectives on Violence’ conference 2020 focuses on how individuals, their families and communities are impacted by gangs and violence. The conference brings together former gang members, experts and practitioners from Essex and around the country to explore how young or vulnerable people become involved in county lines, gangs and serious violence. Through listening to key note speakers and taking part in experiential workshops the conference aims for delegates to gain a deeper insight around the causes of violence and effective ways to tackle and prevent it. StoryLab will run an experiential workshop (Screening, Q&A and VR).

Confirmed speakers:

  • Rt Hon Stuart Lawrence, brother of Stephen Lawrence and motivational speaker;
  • Quinton Green (aka Champagne Bubbler), former gang member, UK Garage MC, spoken word poet and Anti Knife Crime Campaigner
  • Dr William Graham, leading expert in the field of violence prevention initiatives from Glasgow
  • Joanna, a former gang member

Experiential workshops include:

  • StoryLab: The Power of Film – immersive storytelling, engagement and changing attitude
  • The power of music – music interventions, clean drill and positive messaging
  • The Glasgow story – Public Health Approaches
  • Dealing with Trauma on the streets – Trauma training
  • My Story – Joanna talks about life as a former gang member
  • A teachable moment – Basildon Hospital