Bashy, Adam Deacon And Others Lead Anti-Gang Event
The London riots that took place last year revealed some shocking facts regarding the youth of today, one being that 10% of the people charged for looting, vandalism and violence were young girls! Other statistics have shown that there are over 250 active gangs at present in the UK and, horrifically, 176 gang rapes have been reported over the past two years...
The national government have now announced that they will be investing £1.2 million of funding to help young women who have been brought into gang culture and have subsequently been manipulated and abused in turn. Tracy Miller and Jenifer Blake are two ladies who know all too well about the dangers of being in a gang. Tracy was a former gang member, as was Jenifer.
The two women were lucky to find their way out of the violent culture of gangs to pursue a happier, safer life. Both women, who now work with the police and youth charities, will be touring schools to speak to girls about the dangers they could potentially be facing when considering entering a gang. They will have some help with their tour, as Bashy, Adam Deacon, Jaime Winstone, DJ Shortee Blitz and Clement Marfo will also be attending to give their views and advice.
The event will include a screening of some clips from the film 'Sket', which showcases the day in a life of a girl gang and the potential consequences that it can bring. The screening will be followed with a Q&A session and a debate where young people can vent their opinions.
The event will commence on Thursday, March 8 at Westminister Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8RA. 9.30am start. For more information, email Amanda Rook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)