South London Citizens Accountability Assembly
The Halley Academy Social Action Group at the South London Citizens Accountability Assembly
"The supreme task is to organise and unite people so that their anger becomes a transforming force."
Dr Martin Luther King Jr
On 7th May 2019, The Halley Academy Social Action Group attended the South London Citizens Accountability Assembly at Southwark Cathedral.
South London Citizens invited leading politicians in Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Lewisham, Peckham and Merton councils to this Accountability Assembly, including James Murray, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing, Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor of London for Social Integration, Lib Peck, Director of London's Youth Violence reduction Unit and our local councillor, Danny Thorpe. The politicians were held to account for commitments they have made on the issues that South London Citizens have collectively been campaigning on, including affordable housing, youth safety and welcoming refugees. It was also an opportunity to celebrate where change has been made and ask the local politicians to commit to continue working with us on a number of issues. The assembly was full of powerful testimony about housing, sanctuary, welcome, safety and youth violence. There was also talented local entertainment from the Peckham Poets and the Peckham Citizens Choir. The Halley Academy Social Action Group took an active role in the assembly by preparing information about their campaign and holding a placard to share their aspirations. Once again, this was an exciting opportunity to experience social change in action!
The next stage in The Halley Academy Social Action Group's campaign is to design and deliver workshops to our local police cadets on misogyny and sexism. We look forward to updating you on this very soon!