This page provides
a summary of current or recent activities and campaigns by other
organisations around Great Britain
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
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
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,
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
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).
Campaign Term Time,
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
Steps To Atonement
and Redemption (STAR),
London to Birmingham,
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