As the government fails the families of Grenfell Tower, the organisation is fighting to keep the tragedy in the public consciousness
It’s been nearly a year since a fire ripped through Grenfell Tower, tearing the heart out of one of London’s communities and forcing the city to take a hard look at what kind of a place it really is. Since then, government response has been subpar at best – and the Tories have admitted that they will not come good on their pledge to rehouse all the families that lost their homes within a year. London’s anger has bubbled to the point that Stormzy ferociously called out Theresa May at the Brits, in one of the most electric political award performances in years. So what do you do when your government fails you? You organise.
Founded by Yvette Williams MBE, Moyra Samuels, Tasha Brade and Nicole Belfon-George, Justice4Grenfell is a community-led organisation campaigning for change and a continued focus on the tragedy in the tower. They’re involved with direct action such as driving Three Billboards-inspired ads around London, monthly silent marches from Town Hall to the tower, or demanding debate in parliament. They want the nation to remember Grenfell, along with the fact that there are 300 clad buildings in the UK, meaning more people are at risk.