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Real Talk: Community talks on reducing youth violence & promoting unity

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The Midi Music Company

77 Watson's Street

London

SE8 4AU

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This August The Midi Music Company launches REAL TALK, a series of three community talks that will take place at in Deptford, South East London.

REAL TALK opens up conversation to support the local community in understanding the issues of youth violence in an open and supportive space, to share thoughts and experiences while working together for solutions and positive change.

Anyone who lives, works or has an interest in Deptford and the surrounding areas, is invited to attend.

Talks take place over 2 hours and will consist of guest speakers, local experts, an experience-sharing session and a musical performance from a MMC artist.

Prior to each REAL TALK, between 4pm and 6pm, award winning psychotherapist Glenda D Roberts will offer drop-in 1:1 sessions with Just Talk 2019, to anyone who would like to talk confidentially about their experiences, fears or concerns in a private setting.


Wednesday 14th August 2019

Young People and Policing

  • What is ‘serious youth violence’ and why have we seen a rise of violence within our communities?

  • What effect is youth violence having on us, as young people, parents and community members?

Guest speakers

Nickiesha Barnett, Lewisham Crime Reduction Team

William Willson, Former Trident, MET Police & Founder of Flipping Youth Princes Trust International.

Q&A: with a young person affected by crime.

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Young People and Community

  • Are young people being mis-represented in the media? A discussion on race, gender and community.

  • How can we celebrate youth and counter stereotypes and negativity?

Guest speakers

Sheeba Montserrat, STAGE 7

Beverley Glean MBE, Founder & Artistic Director, IRIE! dance theatre.


Wednesday 28th August 2019

Young People, Opportunity and Enterprise

  • The opportunities available to us in music, creative industries, sport and business

  • The creation of the Deptford pledge

Guest speakers

Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA, Founder and Executive Director of MMC

Cephas Williams Founder and Director, Drummer Boy Studio & 56 Black Men Campaign.

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The Midi Music Company

77 Watson's Street

London

SE8 4AU

United Kingdom

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