GROUPS & ORGANISATIONS

This page provides a summary of current or recent activities and campaigns by other organisations around Great Britain

Million Mothers March, Hackney, London, 23 August 2009

"The March is being held to celebrate our children and young people and stand up against the growing gun, knife and gang crime in our lives."  It is part of an international peace parade that celebrates the 10th anniversary of Mothers Against Violence.

The March start in Bradbury Street N16 in Dalston at 2.30 pm.  For more details contact Maria on 07941 618228 or email maia@songololo-feet.org.uk.

Marches in London, 20 September 2008

The People's March Against Knife Crime which will include families of all murder victims will hold two marches in London, one from Caledonian Park, the other from Kennington Park.  The will conclude in Hyde Park for a rally from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.  MAMAA have made the following announcement.

MAMAA has been asked by the organisers of the Peoples March and the Daily Mirror to try to assist victims and victims families on Saturday.

There will be a large MAMAA banner at both North and South London starting points although Dee and Lyn are both marching from north London.  MEETING AT CALEDONIAN PARK (NEAREST TUBE CALEDONIAN ROAD).  Caledonian Park is off York Way and is in Market Road.  If you get off at Kings Cross station, there is road that runs to the left called York Way keep walking takes about 20 minutes if you don't want to get on tube.

If you are marching from South please head for the MAMAA banner at Kennington Park. (nearest tube is OVAL)   If you would like to speak to the press on the day please let us know and we will try to ensure this happens but if you do not wish to talk to the press please let us know and we will try and ensure they do not hassle you.  The Royal Parks people are insisting that there is a press area but we feel this will be hard to control and we will probably have press with us anyway and you can talk to them when you like.
 
There will be a minutes silence for all victims of violence and the organisers are asking that if you would like for one or two members of each family to go on the stage. Therefore, please head for the MAMAA banner and we will organise this.
 
Could you please pass this message on to all your contacts and if anybody does not know where the meeting points are on the day please e-mail or ring and we will tell you where to go.

Click here for More Details.

The Brent March for Peace is also being held on 20 September for the Not Another Drop Campaign.

Rappers Call for End to Gun Crime, Brent, 2 September 2008

A music producer, Jason Hirrell, has teamed up with two rappers, Mark Grantham and Emil Hilliard, to produce a song urging youngsters to put their weapons down.  The song called Coward aims to stand up to thugs carrying knives and guns.  (Harrow Observer, 2 September 2008).

New Year Shooting Memorial Trust, September 2008

The New Year Shooting Memorial Trust has been set up by Beverley Thomas and Marcia Shakespeare, whose daughters were killed in a gang attack outside a party in 2003.  The Trust will offer support to families and young people affected by violent crime as well as preventative measures including help with employment (BBC, 2 September 2008).

National Schools Campaign Term Time, Liverpool, 31 August 2008

Term-Time will be marching through Liverpool City Centre on Sunday 31 August in memory of all the lives lost due to senseless acts of violence this year.  Click here for More Details.

Steps To Atonement and Redemption (STAR), London to Birmingham, August 2008

Three young campaigners will be hiking from London to Birmingham to highlight problems of inner city crime, poverty and under achievement of today's youth.  They begin their journey in Mill Hill (North London) on 26 August.  STAR have raised just under 2,000 for several charities tackling street crime (St Albans & Harpenden Review, 4 July 2008).

 

If you know of any other campaign activities please contact us