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HJA PRESENT BLACK LIVES MATTER NIGHT OF FILM, POETRY, MUSIC AND SPEAKERS
Thu, March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM GMT
BLACK LIVES MATTER UK NIGHT INCLUDING FILMS, POETRY, MUSIC AND SPEAKERS
The murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the subsequent acquittal of his killer in Florida, USA sparked a nationwide movement. Black Lives Matter has successfully begun to reveal the magnitude of disproportionate violence against black people in the USA. This includes police killings and the lack of successful prosecutions, which indicates the level of systemic tolerance of violence against black people.
In the United Kingdom police violence is also disproportionately inflicted upon black communities and with a similar lack of accountability. Black people are overrepresented in deaths in custody, deaths in immigration detention, police shootings, stop and search policies, prison populations and school exclusions.
Join Hodge Jones and Allen for an evening of short documentaries and films, poetry, music and speakers from BLM UK.
Hot food available and full bar.
All proceeds from the entry and food will go to Black Lives Matter UK.
Documentaries and performances TBC!