Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 6:00 pm – Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 8:00 pm
No Small Fracking Matter
Date: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: 70 Oxford St
Tickets: FREE available here
We are delighted to invite you to ‘No Small Fracking Matter’.
On Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 6pm at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Number 70 Oxford Street we will be joined by Richard Roberts one of the 3 anti-fracking protesters recently jailed, and subsequently released, for taking peaceful direct action to oppose hydraulic fracking in the UK.
Richard will be joined by further campaigner(s) from Reclaim the Power and Frack Free Lancashire to share their experiences, alongside Dr Will Jackson co-author of the Keep Moving! Report on the Policing of the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp.
This event is organised by Sites of Resistance. Sites of Resistance emerged from the research and teaching of a small group of staff working out of the Sociology department at Manchester Metropolitan University. Our collective work takes as a starting point that constructs of ‘crime’ and the process of criminalisation should be subject to academic and political challenge. In recognising that responses to ‘crime’ are disproportionately experienced, the strategies underpinning our research specifically acknowledges the interplay of structural relations such as race, gender, class, age and sexuality.
Our concern is that research informed responses to challenge these issues are too often met with silence, the suppression of dissenting voices and the continuity of destructive policies and practices which further marginalise particular groups. It is necessary then for research to be interventionist, knowledge must be active in seeking to not only expose but also to disrupt, towards change. These ambitions can only be realised when researchers, campaigners, activists, and community or policy work is located and responsive to the community.
Find out more about the event and the issues in our BLOG ‘This is No Small Fracking Matter’ HERE
The event is free to attend but for event organisation purposes we ask you to please register for your free ticket HERE.