When Two Worlds Collide
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About The Event
A discussion to address the public health and national problem we are facing here in the United Kingdom that affects all strata of society. Mothers, fathers, siblings, aunties, uncles, cousins are hurting, in pain and in trauma and in need of an urgent solution that will change how society views the current state of murders, stabbings, shootings, and how it deals with this situation and gets them the emotional help they need. Prison alone is not the answer. We address the criminal justice system through Margaret Bankole's experience as a Barrister and Robyn's experience a young person who some spent time incarcerated.
Margaret is a pastor, barrister and author of “My Story... But Then Is It Really My Story?” An eye-opening book that looks at the trauma faced by a parent whose son is imprisoned after falling onto the wrong path talks about the devastating effects that it can have on the family.
“The book is inspirational, timely and is a mother’s heart when she was in pain and trauma,” commented Bankole. “My inspiration for writing it was that I did not let my son go and through showing him unconditional love he turned his life around. Our family healed.”
Robyn is the author of "Prisoner to the Streets" and passionate speaker and advocate for young people. He regularly uses his own life experiences to try and teach, educate, and inspire younger generations.
"I've lost some good people to the streets, and I don't just mean death and prison. I mean the street mentality took away a part of us. Took away who we were destined to become. Our futures. This is the story of my journey. It's a reflection of how I fell out of one system and rushed into another. The story of how I became a prisoner to the streets and somehow escaped." Says Robyn.