Conference at the Gates: Academics Against the Arms Fair

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Friday 8 September 2017
09:30 - 17:30

ExCeL Centre (East & West Entrances)
Eastern Entrance & Western Entrance, ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway,
E16 1XL

Building on the successes of Conference at the Gates 2015, on Friday 8th September there will be an open air conference-action at the gates of the ExCel centre. The aim is to build networks of solidarity in opposition to the arms trade, to explore forms of academic practice that don’t stop at the university walls, and to directly disrupt the setup of the arms fair.

Blurring lines between theory and practice, artists, students, activists and academics from a range of backgrounds have been working together to create this exciting event to explore issues and ideas on militarism. The day will be filled with interactive workshops, performances, and creative activities exploring themes from the gendered politics of conflict and militarism to the militarisation of education, to militarism and popular culture.

Conference at the Gates is free and open to all over 12 years – come along and learn from each other in a friendly and welcoming space!

Please contact conferenceatthegates(at)gmail*com: if you have any questions or you’d like more info on Conference at the Gates.

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At Stop the Arms Fair, we try to make our events as accessible as possible. We recognise that different people have different access needs, and it’s not always possible to meet people’s needs perfectly, but we will do our best. We welcome feedback.

Please check out the Accessibility page for details on access during the week of action. If you require an interpreter or note taker and wish to attend Conference at the Gates, please contact info(a)stopthearmsfair*org*uk and we will do our best to meet your needs.