Appeal launched – National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund

National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund on Crowdfunder 2 (Copy)
The Crowdfunder appeal closes at the end of October 2015

source: 4WardEver UK
published: 5 September 2015

The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund Appeal is now LIVE! Please pledge, share, comment. Help us make the lives of families and children affected by deaths and abuses in state custody feel just that little more supported.

CrowdFunder DonateThe National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund is being developed in conjunction with the Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign, The United Families & Friends Campaign and Migrant Media. Organisers also acknowledge the late Pauline Campbell who died in May 2008.

The fund will be the first permanent national resource of its kind for those affected by deaths in custody, making small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the UK to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.

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From Ferguson to Birmingham: UK Solidarity Tour

Ferguson to Birminghamsource: 4WardEver Campaign
published: 16 Dec 2014

Campaign group, 4WardEver UK, is supporting and assisting in organising a series of national events to demonstrate unity and solidarity of campaigns fighting against the injustice of police custody deaths in Britain and the United States.

Defend the Right to Protest supported by 4WardEver UKBirminghamStrong Justice 4 All, BEMA, Campaign 4 Justice for Kingsley Burrell; with the generous support of The Drum Arts Centre presents ‘From Ferguson to Birmingham‘.

The Reverend Osagyefo Sekou – centrally involved in protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to demand justice for Michael Brown – will be visiting the UK in January for a solidarity tour.

He will speak alongside Tippa Naphtali, Kedisha Brown-Burrell, Maxie Hayles, Rev Bryan Scott, Jan Butler, The Webster family and others who have suffered injustice at the hands of the state and are fighting to end the culture of impunity that protects the police.

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‘Community Monitors’ to keep watch on policing of Birmingham’s Simmer Down Festival

police-watchprovided by: Netpol
published: 9 July 2014

On 20 July 2014, a team of trained independent ‘Community Monitors’ will observe and record the actions of police officers and security staff during Birmingham’s popular Simmer Down Reggae Festival.

Community scrutiny of the policing operation in and around Handsworth Park, where the festival takes place, is part of Netpol’s Community Monitoring Project and has been organised alongside 4WardEver UK, Birmingham Ethnic Minorities Association (BEMA) and BirminghamStrong Justice 4 All.

Funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation enables Netpol to pilot three community monitoring projects in different parts of the country, which aim to increase police accountability over the treatment of individuals and the process of local decision-making in each of the three pilot areas.

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