Out of the Ashes : Beyond the summer riots
David Lammy, MP for Tottenham and Patrick Regan, founder and CEO of the youth charity XLP spoke on the key issues which need to be addressed for Britain to move forward after the riots. A diverse audience brought insightful and practical observations and suggestions on what steps we can take to help build stronger communities in which everyone has a stake.
David Lammy speech at 15:25min
Partrick Regan speech at 43:05min
2 May 2012, 7pm - 8:30pm
Oasis Centre, London
With a Keynote Speech from David Lammy, MP for Tottenham
Author of the controversial book ‘Out of the Ashes’
"We cannot live in a society in which banks are too big to fail but whole communities are allowed to sink without trace."
- What caused last summer’s riots?
- Why do children join gangs?
- How to build strong and inclusive communities?
- Do parents need more power to discipline their children?
- What are the challenges and opportunities of the way forward both for individual communities and our culture in general?
With a keynote speech from David Lammy, MP for Tottenham and author of the controversial book 'Out of the Ashes`, and short responses from Patrick Regan, founder and CEO of the youth charity XLP and Steve Chalke, Oasis founder.
Jill Rowe, Director of Ethos at Oasis, will then lead a panel discussion with an opportunity to ask your questions and put your point of view directly to David Lammy, Patrick Regan and Steve Chalke.
- David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, watched as the constituency he serves and in which he was born and brought up, went up in flames and then as the unrest spread across London and beyond. Not only did he predict them, but he claims to understand their root causes.
- Patrick Regan, CEO of XLP, a charity working at the cutting edge of urban youth work, serving communities across inner London.
- Steve Chalke MBE, Founder of Oasis, a charity which works with people across the UK, delivering youth and community work alongside its network of 14 Academies.