Sean Rigg 8th Year Memorial Event Sunday 21st August
19 August 2016
Sunday 21st August 2016
7 Gresham Rd, London, SW9 7PH
Entrance fee by donation, suggested £5
“Organised by the Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign in association with the United Families & Friends Campaign, this meeting will be able to inform the community, who have supported the family throughout, about the changes they would like to see following the high profile inquest verdict into their brother’s death.
Join us to mark his death and celebrate the life of Sean Rigg, who was a talented musician. This event marks the eighth year anniversary of his death in police custody on 21st August 2008."
Speakers will include:
Activist, Campaigner and sister of Sean Rigg
Director of the documentary "Who Polices the Police?", "Injustice" and other documentaries on deaths in custody
Mother of Mzee Mohammed
Mother of Sarah Reed
Sister of Kingsley Burrell
Director of the charity INQUEST
Mental Health Cop Blog. College of Policing
Cllr. Jacqueline Dyer
Lambeth Black Mental Health & Welbeing Commission
South London & Maudsley NHS Trust
Journalist and Activist. Spokesperson for BLM UK
Writer and Director of the play "So You Think I'm Crazy? "
kNO MY Mind
Families from the United Families & Friends Campaign whose loved ones have died in custody in the UK will be in attendance.
Programmes of the play "So You Think I'm Crazy?" and T Shirts will be on sale
Sean Rigg CD Album "B Brother B Good" will also be on sale for the first time!
Sunday lunch and drinks will be available on sale by Careen's Kitchen. There will be an exhibition and stalls.
Following the event will be a short candlelight vigil and the laying of flowers at the memorial tree outside Brixton police station.
This is a public event which will be emotive, informative, peaceful and powerful!
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‘You have clearly made yourselves a force to be reckoned with, a powerful instrument for good. In the process you have not only achieved real change in an aspect of our common life which would have commanded little attention or esteem were it not for your efforts, but you have at the same time offered enormous support to those bereaved people who long for a clear verdict on the death in custody of someone who means a great deal to them.’
– Dr Peter Selby, President of the National Council for Independent Monitoring Boards