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Wonder Women of Walthamstow: September Campaigns Showcase

Women in Walthamstow are leading the way in changing our country and our community - want to know how? Join us for tea on Saturday 24th September between 3.30pm-5.30pm to hear about their work and how we can help them! 

This event will showcase projects tackling violence against women, supporting the Yazidi women in their quest for safety and justice and promoting good sexual health education and services for all. We'll hear first hand from local activists about their campaigns and crucially how you can support or join them. This event will be held in central Walthamstow and is free to any woman from our community over the age of 14 - to help us with the logistics attendees are asked to RSVP via my office on stella@workingforwalthamstow.org.uk for further details of this event including the venue. Although there won't be a creche, children are also welcome to attend -  I'll be providing tea, coffee and juice but attendees are welcome to bring cake! 

Joining us on the day will be feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez to share her experience and tips for successful campaigning on and offline. 


Walthamstow's Olympic Homecoming Party for Lutalo Mohammad! 26 August 2016 Walthamstow Town Square from 6pm

On Friday 19th August Lutalo Mohammad, born and bred in Walthamstow, won a Silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. On Friday 26th August Walthamstow is staging an olympics homecoming party for him at our weekly night market. Please join us from 6pm when there will be live music, great food and lots of sporting entertainment as we say congratulations to our local Olympian in person. All young people are invited to make their own olympic medals to show what they would like to a champion in and Lutalo will be judging these, with the best getting special prizes at the Night market. I hope you can join me as we show our support for our local talent as it achieves national success! 

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No Child In Calais By Xmas: Visiting the Refugee Camp

On Tuesday 9th August I went to see for myself the situation in Calais, and meet with volunteers and refugees at the camps to 13938369_10157150983270562_6163581757674309936_n.jpgdiscuss progress on helping child refugees and the conditions at the camp. I also visited the Wilcumstowe Wagons, the caravans that residents of Walthamstow renovated in memory of Jo Cox, which are now offering shelter to refugees from countries including Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia as well as Afghanistan. 

Whilst I was at the camp, I made several videos about my trip which give direct testimony from those working there- you can find them all here:

 

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Justice for Michelle Vigil

The first week of June marked the seventh anniversary of the rape and murder of Michelle Samaweera in Walthamstow, East London. Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, women across London and Michelle’s family called an emergency vigil outside the Indian Embassy to demand justice for Michelle.

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Walthamstow Healthcare Campaign Introduction Event – Houses of Parliament Monday 18 April

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We all know what a big issue access to healthcare is for our community and in particular the difficulties many face in accessing GP services. As someone who has previously signed up to get healthcare campaign updates we wanted to invite you to an event at parliament we are having next week to bring Patient Participation Groups together as well as those interested in joining one.

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