Featured Events

In collaboration & solidarity

Featured Eventslet us know if you find broken links, out-of-date or incorrect material in these sections…. thanks!

Notable events submitted to us, or held by 4WardEverUK, or in collaboration with other campaign groups and third parties.

Please Note: Items are listed alphabetically and not in date order.

Event NameEvent Summary
Art & Soul (voices from death row)Art & Soul 'Voices from Death Row' was a small event with a big spirit, and everyone who attended was touched by the messages of hope and solidarity that affected all that were present.
Families United4JusticeFamilies and campaigners gathered in Leicester to pay tribute to those that had died in custody. The day marked what would have been the forty-fifth birthday of Mikey Powell, who died in September 2003 in police custody.
Film 4 Thought (4WardEver Film Club)In collaboration with The Drum Arts Centre, 4WardEver UK ran a series of monthly film screenings, bringing powerful independent films to Birmingham, hosting debates with key figures campaigning for change, raising awareness and calling people to action.
From Ferguson to BirminghamDefend the Right to Protest supported by 4WardEver UK, BirminghamStrong Justice 4 All, BEMA, Campaign 4 Justice for Kingsley Burrell; with the generous support of The Drum Arts Centre presented ‘From Ferguson to Birmingham’ on 28 January 2015.
INJUSTICE & MOVE screeningsIndymedia Birmingham, in conjunction with the Mikey Powell Campaign, screened Injustice, and a short filmed interview with Ramona Africa of the US based MOVE group.
Injustice CD LaunchOn the stage in the small upstairs bar of Catch 22, right in the centre of Hoxton, Pat Coker, the mother of Paul Coker, shakes with rage, “We will go on fighting! Until the day we die."
Looking Back : Moving ForwardThis event took place on 10 September 2021 marking the 18th anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell in West Midlands police custody, and celebrated 6 years of the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund.
Mikey Powell Family MemorialFamily & friends of the Mikey Powell campaign held a commemorative event on the third anniversary of his death in police custody, and to help promote the new Sounds of Injustice CD.
Mikey Powell : A decade of struggleThe family and friends of Mikey Lloyd Powell commemorated his life 10 years after his death at the hands of West Midlands Police by holding a candlelit vigil and an inspirational after-event at the African Caribbean Millennium Centre.
Moving Forward TogetherThe event bought together families and artists including renowned poet Benjamin Zephaniah, cousin of Mikey Powell, to help launch a major new campaign, and share their stories.
National Fathers Day Vigils 2012On 17th June 2012 people gathered at peaceful vigils to remember fathers that have died in police, prison, mental health and immigration detention. These nationally organised peaceful vigils took place simultaneously at a number of other locations across the country.
Together We AreThis was a vibrant night of live music, arts and poetry commemorating the death of Mikey Powell, who died in police custody in September 2003, and in support of Tony Egbuna Ford, an innocent black man on death row in Texas.
UFFC 20th Anniversary conference and rallyThis year 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.
Youth Voices 4 JusticeThis United Families & Friends Campaign and 4WardEver UK joint initiative organises key national events with a focus on young people and families that have been affected by losing a relative or friend in custody.


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