We have an exciting programme of upcoming seminars in Central London (most take place near Baker Street), including next up -
Thu 13th March (6:30-8:30pm) - 'Reinventing the Wheel': a workshop on responding to victim blaming.
Deaths and serious injuries to cyclists are frequently attributed to cyclist behaviour, often in the aftermath of tragic events. How can campaigners for safer cycling shift debates from a focus on cyclist behaviour towards a clear and unequivocal call for change?
Participants from a variety of causes will share their experience of advocating for change in the face of victim-blaming attitudes. Discussion will explore what cycling campaigners can learn from the successes and challenges of other movements with a focus on influencing decision-makers; working with the media; liaising with the police and judiciary; and changing public attitudes.
Influencing decision-makers: How can we respond effectively when decision-makers use their platform to victim blame?
Law enforcement: How do we tackle victim blaming within the police and judicial system?
Changing public attitudes: What tactics can be used to make and keep friends and influence popular opinion?
Activist spaces: How do we negotiate personal choices, safety advice and blame within our own communications? What would a blame free bike campaign look like?
Natasha Dhumma (Release), Sarah Green (End Violence Against Women Coalition), Shannon Harvey (NatCen), Sara Hyde (Pecan/Wonder Arts), Ellen Stuart
This event is now open for booking - please click here.
Tue 8th April - Joint Policy Seminar with Living Streets, details TBA (evening)
On designing for walking and cycling, with guided discussions led by participants including Brian Deegan (TfL), John Dales (Urban Movement), Phil Jones (Phil Jones Associates), Mark Strong (Transport Initiatives) and more...
More information about later events to be provided nearer the time; if you're on our email list, you'll be notified, if not email firstname.lastname@example.org to get updates about these events.