Damilola Taylor Memorial Lecture 2018
Damilola Taylor Trust commemorates the 18th Anniversary of Damilola’s Death
Norton Rose Fulbright 3 More London Riverside SE1 2AQ
Friday December 7th 2018: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
On 7 December 2018 Damilola Taylor Trust, the charity set up as a memorial to Damilola, will be staging the third “Damilola Taylor Memorial Lectures.” The event will be hosted for the third consecutive year by supporters of the Damilola Taylor Trust, global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. The keynote speaker is Karyn McCluskey the founder of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).
The Damilola Taylor Memorial Lecture is an advocacy activity designed to keep the issue of youth violence and its destructive impact on the life chances of youths high on the public agenda. The theme of this year’s lecture is, “promoting the new way forward for the ultimate solution to violence reduction”.
MEET THE SCOTTISH VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT
Violent London a New Way Forward
The Damilola Taylor Trust are delighted to be supported by the all-party Parliamentary Commission into youth violence in organising this year’s Damilola Taylor Memorial Lectures.
The Youth Violence Commission conducted a two year evidence based review into the root causes of the violence affecting our young people and at the interim report stage saw policy shifts from both the London Mayor’s office and the Government.
Much of the work had been focused on the success achieved in Scotland hence we are excited to have the two co-founders of the Scottish Violence reduction Unit (VRU) joining us as guest speakers and panellists for our audience Q&A session. Karyn McCluskey and John Carnochan OBE will be joined by the current VRU Director Niven Reed.
This year’s Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund.