The final session ‘Giving Voice to the Next Generation’ created an activist space within which young people from local communities impacted by crime and criminalisation can make their contribution to the debate. Providing a space so they can make their voice heard. One which challenges the harmful effects of discriminations and inequalities in the process of criminalisation, experienced every day in their communities. We believe that, as the voice of the next generation, it is theseyoung leaders, activists, academics and all young people seeking to take a role in their communities, who can ultimately shape effective sites of resistance in the future.
Temi Mwale, Foudning Director of4Front Project.
Demi, is a 21-year-old Multi-award-Winning Social Entrepreneur who describes herself as a “Campaigner, Educator and Violence Specialist”. She is the founding dictator of The 4Front Project, a youth-led social enterprise on a mission to empower young people and communities to improve their lives while understanding and reducing serious youth violence and the systemic conditions that cause it. In 2014 she was recognised as Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Ultimate Campaigner” at the Ultimate Women Awards. This year she made the Forbes top ’30 under 30′ social entrepreneurs in Europe list. She is studying a law degree at the London School of Economics.
Tonsil Chowdhury, Co-founder of the Northen Police Monitoring Project and GM Law Centre.
Tonsil Chowdhury has a doctorate in Law from the University of Manchester, where he teaches in Public Law, Counter-Terrorism and Jurisprudence. His current research adopts a genealogical approach to understanding the UK’s legal power to declare war and deploy troops abroad. He also co-founded the Northern Police Monitoring Project and Greater Manchester Law Centre.
Shareefa Energy, Spoken Word Artist.
Shareefa is a London Based spoken word artist, performance poet, writer, workshop facilitator, aspiring actress and playwright of Indian heritage from high fields, Leicester. She graduated with a BA international Relations degree and uses storytelling and preforming arts to explore and challenge issues in society affecting women and migrant communities. She explores internal journeys through her poetry with a profound honesty, moving audiences as well as delving into a journey of spiritual and mental growth.
Nadia Bennett, Inspiring Change Manchester, Shelter.
Nadia is a GROW trainee at inspiring Change Manchester which is an eight year learning programme supporting people with Multiple and Complex Needs. Nadia’s passion is in working alongside women and people from BME communities with lived experiences of Multiple and Complex Needs and in empowering them to have their voices heard. Nadia is also the Chair of Manchester Homelessness Charter Young Peoples’ action group.
Shiloh Minot, Moss Side Young Leader.
View the Lecture below, read more about the people involved, and watch The 4Fronts PC Savage Video.