Monday, 13 June 2011

United Families Network: get involved… supporting families & friends affected by deaths in custody

A message from Tippa Naphtali

 Family Campaigns United by Peter Marshall

Help us to build a national campaigners online community
Following a gathering of affected families in London 2009, all the families involved decided to pursue new campaign strategies to take action forward. 4WardEver UK has assisted in this aim by setting up the United Families & Friends Campaign Central, a dedicated social networking website with a focus on getting families, friends, their supporters and agencies working in the field to communicate, to share and organise more effectively.

Incorporating many of the interactive features of online resources such as Facebook, Bebo and Linkedin etc, UFFC Campaign Central seeks to grow this network to help in bridging the voids that exist in family-led national organising and campaigns.

Permanently sponsored by 4WardEver UK & First Stop Web Design.

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"A little action can make a little difference to achieve bigger goals"

History of UFFC:

In a church in Piccadilly last week, a small group of families and friends of those who have died in police custody gathered at a press conference, supported by the Bishop of Southwark, to speak about their experiences and to launch a new leaflet for the United Families and Friends Campaign.

The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC), a coalition of those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody, supports others in similar situations. Established in 1997 initially as a network of Black families, over recent years the group has expanded and now includes the families and friends of White people who have also died in custody.

The network includes the families of: Leon Patterson (died in police custody in 1992), Roger Sylvester (died after being restrained by police in 1999), Rocky Bennett (died in psychiatric custody in 1998), Harry Stanley (shot dead by police officers in 1999) and Sarah Campbell (died in Styal prison in 2003) and many others.

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The UFFC Campaign Central website is still quite new but we are encouraging families, supporters and friends to sign up and use the network to share details about individual campaigns, events, updates and links etc.

This is an initiative started by affected families themselves.

We do hope that you can assist spread the word.

In Struggle!

Tippa Naphtali

put a stop to deaths in custody

Contact tel no: 0843 289 8535 (ansaphone service provided)
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