Peace Conference: Safety in Numbers?

2nd Nov 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham

How can we rethink security for a just & peaceful world?

A day for anyone interested in how we can work together to make a world that is more peaceful, just and secure for everyone.  Through talks, workshops & discussions, we will explore what ‘security’ means in a peace & justice context, and how we can use this as a tool (or framework) when campaigning on a range of issues.

Registration is now closed, but there are still some spaces available – please register on the day.

In our individualistic society, is there ‘safety in numbers’? Through cooperation, can we look at this idea of security in a different way?

Our keynote speaker for the event is Patricia Sellick, Associate Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University (and member of the Rethinking Security Network).

Through the day we will explore:

  • Threat perceptions & what makes us feel safe;
  • Current UK policy & the case for rethinking security;
  • The five Rethinking Security areas:
    • Invest in peacebuilding, diplomacy and cooperation,
    • Meet people’s basic needs,
    • Protect human rights and the rule of law,
    • Improve gender and racial equality,
    • Tackle problems like climate breakdown.

If you are involved (or interested) in working or campaigning on any of these topics, this event is a great opportunity to see how we can work together across areas of interest and make connections to support each other.

This is a free event, with a vegetarian lunch provided. Donations welcome.

“Hugging Salt and Pepper Shakers”by Andrew St. Clair is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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The Priory Rooms
40 Bull Street
B4 6AF


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