The Arc of Advocacy: Women and the Law with Helena, Baroness Kennedy QC

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Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSHB LG01)

Goldsmiths, University of London

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Join us on Tuesday 11th February 2020 for Renegade Raconteurs IV to mark two important anniversaries:

  • 100 years since Parliament introduced the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act which meant that women could become solicitors, judges, magistrates and jurors
  • 40 years since Southall Black Sisters was founded as a ‘not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation’ to challenge all forms of gender-related violence against women

There can be no more fitting way to commemorate these two anniversaries than by honouring the work of renowned feminist and human rights lawyer, Helena, Baroness Kennedy QC whose latest book (among many), Eve Was Shamed: How British Justice is Failing Women (2018) unflinchingly arcs back to her pioneering Eve Was Framed: Women and British Justice (1992) that exposed the scale of injustice faced by women caught within the snare of the British legal system.

This event will bring together Baroness Kennedy and 2 respondent panellists: Pragna Patel (Director of Southall Black Sisters) and Maxine Thomas-Asante (Co-President, Democracy and Education, SOAS Students Union).

Arc of Advocacy panel. From L to R: Thomas-Asante, Patel, Kennedy

SCHEDULE: Refreshments and bookstall from 6pm; Event begins at 6.30pm with a welcome by Prof. Frances Corner, first woman Warden of Goldsmiths.

This event is free but please book your place via Eventbrite. Enquiries to Heather Marks hmark002@gold.ac.uk

Organised by: Deirdre Osborne (Theatre and Performance)
With the kind support from: Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (Law), Akanksha Mehta and Lisa Blackman (Centre for Feminist Research).

The Renegade Raconteurs Series annually celebrates key figures of modern British history, people whose activism, and determination illustrates just how much our society as a whole benefits from the mesh of cultures, ethnicities and experiences that constitute contemporary Britain - so that heritage is handed on.

The Law programme at Goldsmiths, University of London, brings together cutting edge academic research, teaching expertise and public policy work in areas such as criminal law and criminology, media law, human rights, artificial intelligence, intellectual property, European law and international law. The programme draws on this wealth of knowledge to educate future lawyers looking to tackle society’s inequalities, injustices and abuses of power. In tune with Goldsmiths' rich heritage of social awareness and social engagement, championing human rights and social justice, the Law programme is an intellectual space for radical, critical and creative thinking.

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