Do Prisons Keep Us Safe? Author Victoria Law Busts Myths About Mass Incarceration in New Book

As the first anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd approaches, we speak with author and journalist Victoria Law, who says despite the mass movement to fight systemic racism sparked by Floyd’s death, persistent myths about policing, incarceration and the criminal justice system still hinder reform. “Why do we think prisons keep us safe? Obviously, Derek Chauvin wasn’t afraid of being arrested or imprisoned when he killed George Floyd,” says Law, who examines these issues in her new book, “'Prisons Make Us Safer': And 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration.” Source link

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A new book is aiming to show how we can have ‘life-changing’ conversations about race

Confer Books publishes material that’s “designed to deepen our understanding of psychological, relational and emotional processes”. And on 4 March, it released a new title named, The Race Conversation: An essential guide to creating life-changing dialogue. This fascinating read dives into a world of new vocabulary coined to initiate conversations around race. And it seeks to discuss “the race construct” which keeps “the discomfort of race oppression out of white people’s minds and bodies”. Author Eugene Ellis is the director and founder of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN). It’s the UK’s largest independent organisation of its kind. Trained as a psychotherapist, Ellis focuses on “body-orientated…

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COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a

COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a (Provisional guidance subject to MHRA approval of vaccine supply) Ref: PHE gateway number 2020300 PDF, 234KB, 18 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Source link

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Marcus Rashford launches book club so ‘every child’ can experience ‘escapism’

Footballer Marcus Rashford is launching a book club so that all children can experience the escapism of reading. Imagine The Manchester United star is teaming up with Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) to promote reading and literacy among children from all socio-economic backgrounds. Rashford said he wishes he had the chance to read more as a child but his family had to prioritise food over books when it came to budgeting. Imagine if all children were on an equal playing field. Imagine if we all started at the line equal instead of 20 yards behind. Imagine children waking up believing that their dreams could come true. Imagine what that…

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Influenza: the green book, chapter 19

Published 20 March 2013 Last updated 29 October 2020 + show all updates 29 October 2020Updated to include information on the recombinant quadrivalent influenza vaccine. 23 April 2019Updated the asthma and egg allergy sections and added information on newly licensed influenza vaccines. 15 August 2018Updated section on administration of flu vaccine and general editing. 1 December 2017Updated information on influenza vaccination in the elderly relating to the adjuvanted influenza vaccine. 18 October 2017Updated information on influenza vaccination relating to the benefit of quadrivalent vaccines. 28 August 2015Clarification regarding asthma and egg allergy; updated background on the decision to extend vaccination to children, the choice of the LAIV vaccine and…

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Correspondence: Guidance to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child

The letter explains that you should only book a test if your child has any of these 3 coronavirus symptoms:a high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature) a new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normalYour child does not need a test if they have a runny nose, are sneezing or…

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