*online* Thinking on Sunday: Black resistance to British Policing
As police racism unsettles Britain's tolerant self-image, Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper explores Black resistance to British policing, detailing the activism behind the movement.
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As police racism unsettles Britain's tolerant self-image, Black resistance to British policing details the activism that made movements like Black Lives Matter possible. Adam Elliott-Cooper analyses racism beyond prejudice and the interpersonal - arguing that black resistance confronts a global system of racial classification, exploitation and violence.
Imperial cultures and policies, as well as colonial war and policing highlight connections between these histories and contemporary racisms. His book, Black resistance to British Policing is about resistance, considering black liberation movements in the 20th century while utilising a decade of activist research covering spontaneous rebellion, campaigns and protest in the 21st century. Drawing connections between histories of resistance and different kinds of black struggle against policing is vital, it is argued, if we are to challenge the cutting edge of police and prison power which harnesses new and dangerous forms of surveillance, violence and criminalisation.
General Admission: GBP 5.00
Artists / Speakers: Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper
Category: Attractions | Talks and Lectures