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The Rally & Procession is held each year in Central London
The United Families & Friends Campaign is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in secure immigration units and psychiatric hospitals.
* UFFC 2020 : Memorial family event takes place online *
Click here for report on 2018 Conference & Procession
See the list – Deaths in Custody 1969-2011
20th Anniversary conference and rally…
In 2018 the United Families marked the 20th year of the annual rally and protest by also holding a conference on 26 October, followed by the rally on 27 October from Trafalgar Square to 10 Downing Street.
The conference entitled Interrogating State Violence: Custodial Deaths, Justice and Resistance was a co-production by the Centre for Research on Race and Law, United Families & Friends Campaign, Migrant Media and 4WardEverUK.
Over 250 people attended the conference held at The Light, Friends House in Euston London. It was opened by Akala (BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur, Supporter of UFFC), with a powerful statement on social justice and progression which earned him a standing ovation.
Other keynote speakers included Janet Alder, the sister of Christopher Alder who died in Hull Police Station in 1998 and who has campaigned for justice ever since, and Sherene Razack, distinguished Canadian Professor and the Penney Kanner Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies.
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Courtesy of 4WardEver UK with contributions from various parties.