Memorial Event: Justice Denied – The Life and Times of Joy Gardner

Joy Gardner Campaign
Joy Gardner Campaign – United We Stand

source: UFFC on Facebook
published: July 2018

This memorial event is to mark the 25th Anniversary of the death of Joy Gardner. A screening of the Migrant Media film ‘Justice Denied’ first shown on Channel 4 will be followed by contributions to mark this important date and the collective memory of a community.

Taking Place : 28 July 2018, 2pm – 5pm
Venue : West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Road, N8 0DD London.

See Facebook event page here >

Speakers at the event:

  • Myrna Simpson – mother of Joy Gardner
  • Graeme Burke – son of Joy Gardner
  • Neville Lawrence – father of Stephen Lawrence
  • Rupert and Shelia Sylvester – parents of Roger Sylvester
  • Marci Rigg – Sister of Sean Rigg and Chair United Families & Friends Campaign.
  • Minakh Adofo – London Campaign Against Police Violence & Justice For Joy Campaign
  • Ken Fero – Film maker & Justice For Joy Campaign

Screening of JUSTICE DENIED;
(50 minutes/l995/Director Ken Fero/Migrant Media/Channel 4 Television)

On the 28th July 1993 Joy Gardner died when police and deportation officers used force to restrain her, tying her with a body belt and ankle straps and gagging her mouth with thirteen feet of tape.

There was a national outcry when people heard how Joy had died. ‘Justice Denied ‘ hears from members of her family about Joy’s death, reports on the reactions to it in the Black community, examines two other deaths related to immigration control, that of Kwanele Siziba and Joseph Nnalue, and asks what are the political circumstances that allow these deaths to happen.