Category: Events

Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

Dr. Richard Stone, one of the panel members on the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, will be visiting east London on Wednesday 6th November 2013 as part of his ‘Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry’.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to discuss current concerns about racism in east London, particularly experienced by young people and decide how we can work together to make necessary change. NMP is supporting this event: it is vital the local community knows about this and is well represented, please help us spread the word.

The event takes place at UEL’s Stratford Campus on Water Lane from 6pm to 8.30pm. If you wish to attend this event, booking is essential – please email requesting a registration form and further information.

NMP / Newham Bookshop Event: Still Counting the Dead

On Friday 16th November, Newham Monitoring Project has joined with Newham Bookshop to organise a literary event at the Trinity Centre near East Ham station. Former BBC foreign correspondent Frances Harrison will join us to discuss her book Still Counting the Dead – Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Hidden War with the Sri Lankan born artist and writer.Roma Tearne.

Harrison covered the civil war in Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2004 and has written the first account of the end of the least reported major conflict of recent times, as the Sri Lankan government maintained a strict media blackout. She is one of the few foreign journalists to maintain contact with those trapped inside the war zone between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government. Thousands of schoolchildren, doctors, farmers, fishermen, nuns and other civilians were caught in the crossfire and a United Nations Panel of Experts has reported credible estimates of up to 40,000 dead and has called for war-crimes investigations. Still Counting the Dead recounts the human stories and faces behind the war.

Friday 16 November  2012
at 7 pm at The Trinity Centre, East Avenue, Manor Park E12.
Nearest tube: East Ham
Tickets are only £3 and available from Newham Bookshop: telephone 020 8552 9993 to reserve

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Launch of Community Legal Observers initiative in Stratford

Last night, some of Newham Monitoring Project’s 100+ Community Legal Observers (CLOs), who will patrol the streets during this summer’s Olympics to gather evidence of the misuse of police powers and provide legal rights information, met up in Stratford to launch our new initiative.After a photo-call near Theatre Royal Stratford East, CLOs n their distinctive red tabards headed over to Stratford station to hand out NMP’s new stop and search rights card.

Teams of CLOs will start patrolling this weekend, focusing on the communities close to Olympic venues  in both the north and south of the borough. Shifts have been arranged for the whole of the next six weeks. Read more