Journey to Justice – the launch
Saturday 21 June 7.30pm – 10.00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq, London WC1R 4RL
A night of music, dance, poetry and film celebrating those working for social justice.
The main speaker will be Leyla Hussein, co-founder of Daughters of Eve and campaigner against gender based violence.
Compered by Pauline Pearce, Hackney Heroine, performances include the David Idowu Choir (formed in memory of David, who was a 15 year old victim of knife crime); Tayo Aluko (Call Mr Robeson); Streetz Ahead dance; UCLU Jazz Society; Zena Edwards, poet and singer; Jo Clarke singing Nina Simone and Wayne Marshall singing classic civil rights anthems.
June 21st is the 50th anniversary of the murder of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman in Mississippi and this launch is dedicated in part to their memory.
We will conclude with a tribute to the late great Pete Seeger, a king of social protest music.
Doors open at 7pm Light refreshments will be served in the interval.
Tickets £10 www.eventbrite.com
Blogger Jaz McKenzie kindly wrote this poem for our launch week: