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RAW Summit 2021

The Rights and Wellbeing RAW summit heralds the launch of an exciting project aimed at providing resources, group workshops and individual support to equip individuals with rights education to reduce the harm of police encounters.

RAW will also address the broader impacts of stop and search, providing therapeutic support to help people process and deal with the impacts of stop and search and the after-effects.

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Entertainment
Sat 25.09.21
16:00–17:00

A Young Urban Arts Foundation showcase

Panel discussions
Sat 25.09.21
17:30–19:00

Politics in a cold climate: Political activism in contemporary Britain

A chance to chat with the StopWatch team, find out about the work we do and how it makes a difference to people's lives

DS
Deborah Sangster
Executive director
NB
Neal Brown
Youth and community engagement coordinator
SD
Shenna Darcheville
Youth voice and participation lead
HK
Habib Kadiri
Policy and research manager
Workshops
Fri 24.09.21
14:00–15:30

Therapeutic approaches for Black people

Counselling and therapy experts explain the various ways in which individuals can seek help for the psychological trauma of stop and search

Ben Bowling
Ben Bowling
Professor, StopWatch Trustee
Leon Berry
Leon Berry
Counsellor
Anthony Scott
Anthony Scott
Counsellor / psychotherapist
Panel discussions
Fri 24.09.21
10:15–11:45

Writers' circle – 'Everyone has a story': How to overcome trauma with writing

Writers of colour talk about how the power of literature and writing is an important act of resilience in the face of the traumatic effects of overpolicing

Venessa Taylor
Venessa Taylor
Author
Robyn Travis
Robyn Travis
Author
Annabelle Steele
Annabelle Steele
Author and teacher
Panel discussions
Thu 23.09.21
17:00–18:30

Stop and search: Parents and carers discussion

A safe space for parents to discuss any experiences their child may have with stop and search

Dope Black Dads
Marvyn Harrison
Dope Black Dads
Black Mums Upfront
Carina White
Black Mums Upfront
Black British Parent
Dwaine Field-Pellew
Black British Parent
Father2Father
Deji Adeoshun
Father 2 Father
Panel discussions
Fri 24.09.21
19:00–20:30

The impacts of stop and search: Disproportionality through the football lens

Paul Mortimer leads a panel discussion on the impacts of stop and search on young Black footballers

Paul Mortimer
Paul Mortimer
Former footballer, StopWatch Trustee
Leroy Rosenior
Leroy Rosenior MBE
Former footballer and coach
Hayley Bennett
Hayley Bennett
Diversity and inclusion consultant and equality campaigner
Leon Mann
Leon Mann MBE
Entrepreneur
Workshops
Sat 25.09.21
14:00–15:00

The Parent Healing Circle

This session touches on the securitisation of health spaces and the intergenerational breakdown of communities caused by oppression-based trauma and police violence

Tarek Younis
Tarek Younis
Tarek Younis
Sara Alsaraf
Sara Alsaraf
Healing Justice London
Workshops
Sat 25.09.21
10:15–11:45

Navigating journeys we never wanted to make

Marlene-Antoinette Daley helps participants identify the impact that stop and search has on their wellbeing

Marlene-Antoinette Daley
Marlene-Antoinette Daley
Marlene-Antoinette Daley
Workshops
Fri 24.09.21
17:00–18:30

Mental health is mental wealth: Turning pain into power and poetry

Riah Writes will lead a workshop looking at the links between mental health and poetry to understand creative expression and improve our mental wellbeing

Riah Writes
Riah Writes
Riah Writes
Workshops
Fri 24.09.21
12:00–13:00

Connecting to self-worth

This session will explore how using a group-centred approach rooted in experience and creativity can encourage and promote healing in ourselves and our collective communities

Skaped
Skaped
Skaped
Workshops
Thu 23.09.21
14:00–15:15

The Reader: The power of literature

The Reader and National Prison Radio come together to host a Shared Reading session for RAW, where people come together to read aloud a poem or a story, and to discuss and share together what the reading makes us think and feel

The Reader
The Reader
The Reader
Prison Radio Association
Prison Radio Association
Prison Radio Association
Wellbeing
Sat 25.09.21
12:00–13:00

Herbalism, plant medicine and healing

This session delves into the potential of herbal remedies for nervous system reset, anxiety and nourishing sleep

A’Ishah Waheed
A’Ishah Waheed
A’Ishah Waheed
Rose Ziaei
Rose Ziaei
Healing Justice London
Wellbeing
Fri 24.09.21
15:45–16:45

MindWalk Yoga presents 'Racial Trauma Yoga'

In this workshop, participants will explore what racial trauma is, how it can affect our minds and bodies, and share Yoga’s relevance as a self-care strategy that can support people who experience the on-going stress and trauma of racial wounding

Zakiya Bishton
Zakiya Bishton
MindWalk Yoga
Wellbeing
Thu 23.09.21
15:45–16:45

Healing environmental trauma: The Body & Brain under stress

Farzana Khan (Healing Justice London) explores different stress responses in moments of heightened distress, state violence and oppression, looking at different embodiment tools and ways to regulate the nervous system

Farzana Khan
Farzana Khan
Healing Justice London
Wellbeing
Thu 23.09.21
12:00–13:00

Truth in Trees - Yoga with Marlon Miller

Yogi Marlon will help attendees how to become more insightful and develop wisdom about the injustice that surrounds underprivileged lives and the experiences that one goes through in the hands of a corrupt system

Marlon Miller
Marlon Miller
Truth in Trees
Building knowledge
Thu 23.09.21
10:30–11:45

Know your rights!

This three-part session examines the ways in which police overreach happens, raising awareness of the techniques officers use against civilians, and equipping people with the knowledge to defend themselves and seek justice

Juliet Spender
Juliet Spender
Irwin Mitchell LLP, StopWatch
Benson Egwuonwu
Benson Egwuonwu
StopWatch
JP
John Pegram
Copwatch