J4G Press Release – 29th January 2018

The Justice4Grenfell Campaign are hosting a Public Meeting on the 1st February 2018, 7pm at Maxilla Social Club, raising the question: ‘How do we get Justice For Grenfell?’

The meeting provides a platform for the community to discuss what justice looks like, and how it can be achieved. This is particularly pertinent as nearly 8 months after the fire, the following issues are still outstanding:

  • There have been no arrests
  • Hundreds of families are still without permanent accommodation
  • Thousands, nationwide, are still living in unsafe buildings and;
  • Despite a petition and legal advice, the Public Inquiry panel still remains unrepresentative of our diverse community.

Speakers will include:

  • Emma Dent Coad – Local Labour MP
  • Clarrie Mendy – Bereaved Family Member & Humanity4Grenfell Founder
  • Matt Wrack – General Secretary of the Fire Brigade’s Union
  • Joe Delaney – Resident & Grenfell Action Group Member
  • Eileen Short – Defend Council Housing
  • Kevin Courtenay – General Secretary of National Union of Teachers (NEU)
  • Brian Richardson – Stand Up To Racism

The Grenfell Tower fire has highlighted failures in protecting the safety of social housing tenants, adequate public services, lack of equality and human rights with little or no accountability.

The Justice4Grenfell campaign says “It’s vital that those in authority begin to act upon community demands immediately, and lessons are learned, so that no community ever has to face what this community has endured in the last 8 months – only through the responsible authorities implementing action and change, will Justice be done and be seen to be done, by those that matter.”

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