Friday 7th March, 5pm, SOAS, Main Building Room G2
Hosted by Justice4Mark, DtRtP and SOAS SU
Carole Duggan, will be joined by Darcus Howe, Fidel Santigi and Glenroy Watson to discuss deaths in custody, police racism and the struggle for answers and justice over Mark Duggan’s death. The meeting follows the widely recognised perverse verdict of lawful killing at Mark’s inquest. It comes as Doreen Lawrence has strongly criticised the continuing racism faced by young people at the hands of the police and in the wake of further exposure of police abuses in Luton last week where an autistic man was left traumatised by the police, 4 months after the death of Leon Briggs in police custody.
About the speakers:
Carole, Mark Duggan’s aunt, “has become a full-time campaigner, speaking at events for similar campaigns all over the country. She is a formidable advocate – educated, articulate, indefatigable and hugely likable. “Mark’s murder was political. I’m not going away and they’re not shutting me up. There are too many unanswered questions. I’m selling my house to free myself so I can fight on, because this is not the end.” Read more in the Guardian here: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/28/carole-duggan-interview-not-going-away
Darcus Howe has a long history of campaigning against police racism. He was one of the Mangrove 9 who were acquitted in a trial (1970) which led to the first judicial acknowledgement of racism in the police; an organiser of the 20,000 strong march in response to the racist killing of 13 teenagers in the New Cross fire; and involved in a documentary Cause for Concern about police racism which the police tried to get banned. More recently Darcus tackled the BBC on the issues behind the riots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdjr64bBosg
FIdel Santigi is part of Fully Focused Productions which produced the “Riot from Wrong” about the riots screenings across the country (see trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPfpJ4fo68).
He also sat through the 3 month Inquest into Marks death last year.