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Breaking Free

7th November 2021 · 11:00am - 1:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Breaking Free

After someone has completed their sentence, how long must they continue to pay for their crime? There are over 11 million people in the UK with a criminal record. Having a record can make it harder for a person to gain employment, a higher education, social opportunities, housing, and many goods and services. Debbie Sadler, the advice manager at the charitable organisation Unlock, explains how most of the problems faced by former convicts are a direct result of discrimination. Unlock helps them to break free from this and to find a better life.

In addition to Debbie’s talk, join us for our sing-alongs with the Sunday Assembly London band, enjoy poetry, and hear from a member of our community who is “Trying Their Best”. This assembly will be hosted by Anj Cairns, author and poet at We Wrote a Poem. Please stay after for tea, biscuits and lively conversation with our community.

This will be a hybrid event, which means it will be held in-person as well as live-streamed to YouTube. We will make a Zoom room available for livestreamers after the assembly has finished. Link to be shared on the day.

Our assemblies are free to attend, but we kindly request that you support us so we can continue to keep it open to those who cannot afford to contribute. For this assembly, 50% of the money we raise will be donated to Unlock:

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