A worldwide tribute has been arranged to remember Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox who tragically lost her life last week whilst serving her constituents.
Jo Cox would have turned 42 this Wednesday 22 June. Her family has asked and all those who loved and cherished her to come together and show the world there is more that unites us than divides us.
Events will be held in several locations simultaneously, including Batley and Spen, London, Brussels, New York, Washington DC, and Nairobi. The coming together of thousands of people in love and solidarity with Jo proves the strength of her ideas and values.
The main event will be in Trafalgar Square, London at 4pm, where supporters will come together to celebrate what Jo’s warmth, love, energy, passion, flair, Yorkshire heritage and belief in the humanity of every person in every place, from Batley and Spen to Aleppo and Daraya.
The event in Batley will be in the Market Place at 4pm.
Both a celebration of Jo’s life and a collective calling to action to give a voice to the voiceless and to treat everyone with respect and dignity, especially those we disagree with.
The programme will be announced closer to the time, but will include friends and colleagues who share Jo’s belief in the goodness of humanity, representatives of causes she supported, as well as musical tributes. The events in Trafalgar Square will be proceeded by a floating commemoration on the river Thames.
Further details of the events, timings and logistics will be shared when the programme is confirmed.
Meanwhile people from around the world have been donating to Jo Cox’s Fund https://www.gofundme.com/jocox
WHEN: Wednesday 22 June 2016, 16.00 BST
WHAT: #MoreInCommon events to celebrate the life of Jo Cox
WHERE: Batley Market Place, London, Brussels, New York, Washington DC, and Nairobi