The more they try to divide us, the more they will unite us

 

Following the dreadful news of what had happened in Manchester, it was inevitable that in Hackney we would want to respond in a way which honoured the dead, and challenged the hate-filled ideology of the perpetrators. So with just six hours notice we called an emergency community meeting to discuss the shocking events. Over 40 people attended a meeting at the North London Muslim Community Centre, where we were welcomed by the centre’s chair. Speakers from Hackney’s diverse faith (and non-faith) communities talked about our shared humanity and then we got down to the core business. Recognising that the perpetrators want to spread fear, mistrust and hatred, how could we work together to build confidence, trust and friendship?

While the discussions will no doubt continue, the key initial decisions were,

  • to draft a ‘joint statement’ which we will circulate around community groups in the borough
  • to organise a day’s leafleting for the forthcoming #hackneymoreincommon event, and
  • to keep talking

Whose coming to #hackneymoreincommon 17 June?

We are so excited to be hosting #hackneymoreincommon at the Community College, as the facilities are exactly what we need, great seminar coms, a lecture theatre, a vast outdoor area,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following groups have confirmed they will be part of our event on 17 June.

If your group is not there, then contact Ambreen: ambreeniraja@gmail.com or register here

 

African Community School

Akwaaba

Bags of Taste

Bootstrap Company

Caroline Halliday – Refugee Arts

Claudia Jones Organisation

Cordwainers Grow

Daymer

DIGS – Hackney Renters

Hackney Connects/Age UK East London

Hackney Pirates

Hackney Youth Parliament

Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation

Halkevi

Hawa Trust

HCVS – Families First

HCVS – Sexual Health

HCVS – Create Your Future

HCVS Refugee Forum

Headway East London

Healthwatch Hackney – NHS Community Voice

HiP – Hackney Independent Forum for Parents and Carers of Children with Disabilities

INIVA – Institute of International Visual Art

London Gypsy and Traveller Unit

Lucas Plan

Manor House Development Trust

MEND – Muslim Engagement and Development

Musallaa An Noor Mosque

North East London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

Plan Zheroes

Reel Rebels Radio

Salvation Army Clapton

Sev Necati Training

St John’s Hospice – Compassionate Neighbours Scheme

Stop Hate UK

The Indigo Project

The Shoreditch Trust

The Building Exploratory

UNITE Hackney
Volunteer Centre Hackney

Xenia

It is going to be a great day when Hackney comes together. Be part of it.

 

 

#Hackneymoreincommon 17 June

Put the date in your diary; 17 June, the whole community is coming together. Over 40 community groups will be joining in the Hackney More in Common event.

What is it?

It is a celebration of the vision of murdered MP Jo Cox, it will involve a fashion show, dance, music, community stalls, food, debates, discussions and much more (and did we mention the food!)

When and where is it?

It is being held from 11:30am till 5pm at Hackney Community College at Falkirk Street N1 6HQ, in Shoreditch, and then from 7:30pm at Amnesty International’s headquarters round the corner: New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA for an arts festival: http://www.changeofart.org.uk/

How do I (or my group)  get involved?

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/L1vJedNKYNr5qho93

Where can I get more information?
email Ambreen: ambreeniraja@gmail.com

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