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Book Launch - After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response

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Join us for the launch of After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response, edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany. On the 14th June 2017, a fire engulfed a tower block in West London, seventy-two people lost their lives and hundreds of others were left displaced and traumatised. The Grenfell Tower fire is the epicentre of a long history of violence enacted by government and corporations. On its second anniversary activists, artists and academics come together to respond, remember and recover the disaster.

The Grenfell Tower fire illustrates Britain's symbolic order; the continued logic of colonialism, the disposability of working class lives, the marketisation of social provision and global austerity politics, and the negligence and malfeasance of multinational contractors. Exploring these topics and more, the contributors construct critical analysis from legal, cultural, media, community and government responses to the fire, asking whether, without remedy for multifaceted power and violence, we will ever really be 'after' Grenfell?

The book includes lyrics by Lowkey, poetry by Ben Okri and Tony Walsh, photographs by Parveen Ali, Sam Boal and Yolanthe Fawehinmi, and contributions from Phil Scraton, Robbie Shilliam, Daniel Renwick, Nadine El-Enany, Sarah Keenan, Gracie Mae Bradley, The Radical Housing Network and many more.

All royalties and 10% of publisher's profits go to The Grenfell Foundation. The event will be followed by a drinks reception (please note that alcohol will not be served). This event is organised by Birkbeck's Centre for Research on Race and Law.

Speakers include:

Shareefa Energy, award-winning spoken word poet

Phil Scraton, Emeritus Professor, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

Flora Cornish, Associate Professor in Research Methodology, London School of Economics

Daniel Renwick, writer, youth worker and videographer

Parveen Ali, photojournalist

Yolanthe Fawehinmi, digital journalist

Lisa Tilley, Lecturer in Politics, Birkbeck

Kojo Koram, Lecturer at Birkbeck Law School

Nigel de Noronha, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

Anna Viola Sborgi, Research student, Film Studies, King's College London

Dan Bulley, Reader in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University and Director of the Global Politics, Economy and Society Research Centre

Sarah Keenan, Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck Law School and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Race and Law

Nadine El-Enany, Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck Law School and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Race and Law

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