Police And The Criminalising Of British African Youths By Numbers

Monday Nov. 8 2021, 6-9pm

Video-led presentations by history consultant Kwaku with guest speaker Bro Cecil Gutzmore highlighting the history of police & African youths

1. We have an update to share, following the decision at the Sep. 30 iteration of this event, where it was decided that we contact the British Transport Police for, inter alia, an apology to the British African community for the trauma caused by the criminalisation of African youths by former police officer DS Derek Ridgewell.

History consultant Kwaku leads with a video mash up presentation that highlights little-known and cause célèbre cases involving the police, the criminal justice system and groups of criminalised African youths, such as Tottenham Court Road Two, Stockwell Six, Oval Four, Mangrove Nine, Waterloo Four, Thornton Heath 15 and Bonfire Night 12.
Bro Cecil Gutzmore is a veteran community activist, historian and educator, a former University of West Indies lecturer whose work within the British African community activism stretches back to the late 1960s. He gives his take on several of the cases, some of which he has a personal experience of.

Followed by a discussion moderated by community activist Nana Asante.
In solidarity with all who have been victims of the police’s misuse of the sus law.

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