In the first in a series of thought-provoking conversation style events sounddelivery and the Garden Court Chambers are delighted to be hosting an evening exploring how organisations can use audio, video and other media to give a voice to people whose stories are rarely heard. We’ll be hearing from individuals who are working to give groups and socially excluded people a voice and exploring the consequences of what happens if we don’t.
This evening is aimed at charities, NGOs, campaigning groups and people working in the legal profession who want to explore how to tell their stories and will provide practical tips and tools to give a voice to the people they support particularly the more vulnerable and challenging groups they work with.
Phil Maguire, Chief Executive of the Prison Radio Association.
We’re delighted to be joined by Phil Maguire, CEO of the PRA. Phil developed and launched National Prison Radio - the world's first national radio station for prisoners. Phil and his team of professional radio producers and prisoners are the proud winners of eight Sony Radio Academy Awards.
The Prison Radio Association (PRA) aims to change the lives of serving prisoners through the power of radio and is broadcast directly to prisoners across England and Wales. Established as a charity in 2006 in response to growing demand from prisons, the PRA also provides support, guidance and expertise to existing prison radio projects and advises prisons interested in setting up radio projects and radio training facilities.
Phil recently helped Trinidad and Tobago launch a radio station in the country's Maximum Security Prison. Phil also presented a documentary about this experience for BBC World Service.
Phil will be giving us an insight into the work going on in prisons and discussing the role that prison media plays in giving a voice to prisoners.
Speaker: Dexter Dias QC Garden Court Chambers
Dexter Dias QC is an award-winning barrister who has been instructed in some of the biggest cases involving murder, terrorism and human rights of recent years. His distinctive rights-based style of advocacy, marked by a passionate commitment to fundamental freedoms and social justice, resulted in his winning the 2009 TMG award for Outstanding Contribution to Advocacy and Justice, and being a finalist in Liberty and JUSTICE's prestigious Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award. His commitment to ensure that the voices of the weakest in society are heard led him to take an academic sabbatical from the Bar to research an area that vividly illustrates what happens if we don’t listen to vulnerable people. His empirical research at Cambridge focused on the pattern and proliferation of serious injury inflicted on children and young people in our custodial institutions.
Speaker: Jason Paul Grant
Jason Paul Grant found his voice and started his media journey by completing a B-Tech national diploma in radio through Radio Wanno - Wandsworth prison's inhouse radio station and now uses his skills to support other organisations. He is a graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London and City University London. He has worked for a variety of public and commercial radio stations including BBC, Global, and GMG. He has delivered media training to various youth engagement programmes working with disaffected young people in Peckham, Tottenham and Hackney. For the past couple of years he has been working within Europe reporting from high level political conferences and training young journalists in media production. Most of his work comes through personal networks and he still faces issues when revealing his past when applying for jobs.
Speaker/Host: Jude Habib Founder sounddelivery
Jude is passionate about giving a voice to people and to issues which need to be highlighed. Jude spent 12 years working at the BBC as a reporter and producer. She travelled around the world capturing social stories to give them a wider audience and landed her dream job developing and delivering social action campaigns across BBC radio, TV and online. Her work includes Hitting Home which put a spotlight on domestic violence, Ring Around Carers (Carers issues) and Children in Need. She set up sounddelivery in 2006 to help non-profit organisations and community groups embrace the changing media landscape and find new ways of getting their stories out. Jude primarily trains organisations and the people they support to tell their stories, using social media, in their own ways and in their own words from single mums on housing estates in South London to homeless adults.
Guests will arrive for 6.00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6.30 pm. The discussion will go on to 8.00 pm when there'll be wine and refreshments and a chance to network.
Please note this is a not-for-profit event and all proceeds will support sounddelivery's outreach work.
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sounddelivery are an award-winning digital media training and consultancy company with a passion for digital storytelling. We work with the charity sector to understand and navigate the changing media climate to make the most of the opportunities to tell their stories with more impact. We love to curate inspiring events which connect the charity sector with interesting individuals - to develop ideas, share skills and best practice for the benefit of us all.