Black History Month Event: Remembering Cherry Groce & Cynthia Jarrett – 30 Years On

Date: Saturday 3rd October
Time: 5:30pm – 9pm
Venue: We are 336, 336 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 7AA
Cost: FREE
Registration Website: EventBrite

Video of Cherry Groce’s son talking about the police wrongful shooting:
http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

Join the family of Dorothy “Cherry” Groce, for the 30th commemoration of her wrongful shooting by the Metropolitan Police which led to the infamous 1985 Brixton uprisings. We will also reflect on the police violence that led to Cynthia Jarrett’s death and the Broadwater Farm uprisings a week after Cherry Groce’s shooting.

What happened in 1985? Why did the Police shoot an innocent mother in front of her children, youngest being 8 years old? How did the community defend and rebuild itself after the uprisings?

Come and participate in this commemorative event that will discuss the past, present and future of communities fighting for justice and peace in Brixton and Tottenham.

This will also be the launch of a new justice campaign for the family of Cherry Groce and also form the start of an oral history project which is open to young people aged between 14 and 25 years old. Contact LCAPSV for more details.

Speakers and performers include:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Poet
  • Akala – Rapper & Poet
  • Stafford Scott – Tottenham Rights campaigner
  • Devon Thompson – Community Leader
  • Lara Lee – Poet
  • Lorna G – Singer
  • Lee Lawrence – Son of Cherry Groce & founder of Cherry Groce Foundation

Discussions chaired by: Kwaku, Reni Eddo-Lodge and Kojo

This is a free event light snacks will also be provided.

To attend this event you must register as spaces are limited

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