We marched in solidarity for Grenfell victims, for communities and for justice
A year after the Grenfell tower tragedy, thousands joined the Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March in London on Saturday, 16 June, to demand justice for the 72 victims of the fire.
The march aimed to draw attention to the plight of survivors, some of whom are still in emergency accommodation, and a failure for anyone to be held to account for the blaze.
BASW members and supporters took part in the event. Below are their reflections from the day.
It was great to be part of a movement that celebrated community, diversity and the importance of standing up for social justice. Thanks to all the social workers who joined us under out banner – Social Workers and Service Users Against Austerity - to walk alongside the Fire Brigades Union and many others committed to justice for Grenfell. Rupert
There are times for quiet remembrance and that can be powerful. But today was about shouting out for social justice and we must keep shouting. Jon Dudley
It was great to be part of a group of social workers marching together, to show our collective solidarity with the Justice For Grenfell campaign. It was great too those social workers that came on the day could join the group, after seeing our wonderful Social Workers and Service Users Against Austerity banner. One of social work’s roles is to strengthen communities. The strength in the community around Grenfell was clear on this day - I hope that as social workers we will do what we can to assist in the continuing development and maintenance of this community’s strength. Guy Shennan
Today people from all backgrounds came together to right a wrong. The human spirit was alive and well! Andy & Suzi Gill