Building Peace: The 4MATION Manifesto | Free Word

11 June 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Presented by:
The 4Front Project


A youth-led evening of presentations on power, violence and peace

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the UK, we are revising plans for our forthcoming Finding Power season. Keep your eyes out in the coming weeks as we will be updating our season with online content, video, podcasts, articles that explore how we find power in isolation.


With cuts to our education system, youth services and the NHS, and a punishment-based justice system, the future for young people can appear bleak.

4MATION is a youth-led campaign from 4FRONT, a project founded by multi-award winning activist Temi Mwale, which creates solutions and demands policymakers take urgent action to address violence in the U.K. Through conversation, performance and film the young people leading the campaign will address the day-to-day reality of violence in many young people’s lives and communities, the roots behind it and how we can all fight back.

Together, we will explore issues of power and identity to envision a future where violence is reduced, and peace a possibility.


We particularly encourage participation from young people who have lived experience of violence and/or the criminal justice system.

11 June 2020
19:00 - 21:00

The 4Front Project


Temi Mwale

Founding Director, The 4Front Project

Temi Mwale is a multi-award winning activist, educator and social entrepreneur from London, UK. As Founding Director of The 4Front Project, Temi is committed to building peace by empowering young people to create change: in their own lives, in their communities and in society. She describes herself as being “on a mission” to resist and disrupt the systemic conditions that generate violence. She is interested in developing new systems that address community trauma and build resilience at both an individual and community level. As a law graduate from the London School of Economics, Temi is passionate about the protection and advancement of human rights and increasing legal awareness in marginalised communities. She is an experienced public speaker who uses all platforms to inspire transformational youth-led and grassroots action to drive change locally, nationally and internationally. Temi advances a powerful vision of healing, justice, equity and freedom.

Sara Chitseko

Head of Advocacy, The 4Front Project

Sara is the Head of Advocacy at The 4Front Project and has played a key role in building the foundations of the 4MATION campaign. She brings a wealth of experience in research, campaigns, programme design and advocacy and is committed to building community resilience to subvert state injustice.

Shanea Oldham

Youth Activism Coordinator, 4MATION Campaign

Shanea is a youth and community activist from Newham, London. She is the founder of Your Life More Life, a grassroots youth project based in East London. As the first Youth Activism Coordinator at the 4MATION Campaign, she has used her lived experiences of violence to drive social action across London and support her peers within the local community to heal and thrive.



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible.

• Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
• Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
• There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor. All our toilets are individual, gender neutral cubicles.
• Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms
• The foyer and café areas are our designated quiet spaces – if you need to leave the event at any time, you’re welcome to use these areas.
• If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.


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