More than six months have passed since the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower block took the lives of at least 71 people and rendered hundreds of families homeless and traumatised. But for many of the survivors, the tragedy is as present as if it were yesterday. Many families still live in temporary accommodation and must grapple with the ongoing effects of post-traumatic stress.
In the immediate aftermath of the fire, members of the community leapt into action to set up emergency shelters, places for displaced people to eat, pray and search for missing loved ones. Many of these community members were women. Women continue to lead many of the campaigning groups in the ongoing fight for justice for survivors.
WOW brings together a panel of speakers, including Women for Grenfell and Justice for Grenfell, to talk about ways in which women are continuing the fight for justice.
Yvette Williams – Co-founder of Justice4Grenfell
Idil Hassan – Founder of Women For Grenfell and the Women For Grenfell Network
Eileen Short – Lading member of Defend Council Housing
Lucy Masoud – London Firefighter
Clarrie Mendy-Solomon – Relative of victims of the Grenfell fire and founder of Humanity for Grenfell
Lily Allen – Musician and member of Women for Grenfell
Chaired by Jude Kelly, CBE, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre.
This event is British Sign Language-interpreted.