Event: Memorial event held 25 years after Joy Gardner’s killing

Joy Gardner Campaign
Joy Gardner Campaign – United We Stand

source: World Socialist Website
originally published: 3 August 2018

A well-attended memorial event, “Justice Denied—The Life and Times of Joy Gardner,” marked 25 years since the 1993 murder of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner by the British government’s Alien Deportation Squad (ADG).

Held in North London’s West Indian Cultural Centre, the event included a showing of Ken Fero’s documentary Justice Denied about Joy’s murder. The memorial was held by the United Families and Friends (UFF) campaign, set up in 1998 to expose deaths in police custody and prison.

The main speaker was Joy’s mother, Myrna Simpson, who is also interviewed extensively in the film. Justice Denied can be viewed on Vimeo here.

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Mikey Powell Campaign marks a decade of struggle

Tippa Naphtali & Sieta Lambrias - Sept 2013 by Saqib Deshmukh
Picture by Saqib Deshmukh

originally by: Larry Fedja
published: 13 September 2013

The family of Mikey Powell have commemorated his life 10 years after his death at the hands of West Midlands Police by holding a vigil outside the police HQ in Birmingham, and then an inspirational after-event at The nearby African Caribbean Millennium Centre.

Mikey Powell 10th and final annual memorial
The image gallery from the Mikey Powell 10th Memorial Vigil at West Midlands Police HQ, Birmingham. Held on 7th September 2013.

The Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice was established by the family of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey), a cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah, following his death in Police custody. Mikey was 38 years old and a father of three young children.

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