Justice 4 Grenfell - TEDxLondon

Justice 4 Grenfell

Campaigners and community activists Yvette, Moyra and Tasha
If you could change one thing about the world through your work, what would it be?

We want more democratic accountability for social injustices.

Yvette Williams

Justice4Grenfell campaigner, community activist and a real foodie

Yvette Williams, MBE has lived in North Kensington for over 30 years. She previously worked with the Mangrove Community Association and has served tenure as a Trustee for the Tabernacle Community Centre and the Pepper Pot Club (African Caribbean Elders Centre). She is also a founding member of Operation Black Vote – a national campaign encouraging BME communities to engage in the democratic process. She has worked with a number of campaigns including those for Stephen Lawrence and Frank Critchlow. Yvette has a professional background working in education and criminal justice. Both Yvette and her daughter witnessed the fire at Grenfell Tower, after being alerted by a family friend who was evacuated from one of the walkways.

Yvette loves reading, travel and is a real foodie. Most of all, she adores socialising.

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Tasha Brade

Justice4Grenfell campaigner, community activist and cat lover

Tasha was born in Ladbroke Grove and has lived within the community her whole life, with a few years spent working abroad. Tasha has been campaigning since October 2017 and has brought her organisational and administrational skills from her work as a PA in the entertainment industry to the campaign. Tasha plans to use the passion and love that she has for her community to work towards justice for all those who have suffered as a result of the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Tasha loves travelling, exploring new cultures and meeting new people. She’s interested in social activism and loves her little cat, Jaxx.

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Moyra Samuel

Justice4Grenfell campaigner, community activist and now grandmother to twins

Moyra was born in South Africa and came to London in the dark days of apartheid in 1979. She has lived in North Kensington for the past 30 years, teaching at a local training provider, primary school and college. She has been involved in local campaigns in the area for many years, including Westway23 and the campaign to stop the demolition of a large local estate near Grenfell Tower. She is an active member of NW London Stand Up To Racism. Moyra became involved in the Justice4Grenfell campaign after she organised a demonstration in the week following the fire in response to the anger many felt at the needless loss of life and the absence of the local authority in the days following.

Recently, Moyra has become a grandmother of twin grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her large extended family. She is part of a local book club, which ‘forces’ her to read fiction on a regular basis. She enjoys cooking – especially using the family recipes she learnt from her father.

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Justice 4 Grenfell

Campaigners and community activists Yvette, Moyra and Tasha

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