Brixton is a multiethnic and multicultural community, with history and achievements to be proud of.
With BRIXTON HEROES we seek to counteract negative stereotypes, and to give Brixtonâ€™s local people and communities a stronger voice to talk about their experiences and what matters to them.
If successful, we will collect peopleâ€™s stories about local unsung heroes and their thoughts about Brixton. We will talk with local business owners, young people, older people, carers, people with disabilities, activists, and other workers and residents who are striving to improve the wellbeing of the local area.
We will also produce a short film featuring interviews with these Brixton heroes, whose thoughts and stories will inform the design of a new issue of the local currency to be launched in autumn 2011.
So we are competing for a Â£5,000 grant through the Coop Join the Revolution award, but the decision as to which initiative should get the money is down to the public, therefore we need your vote! Please click here to cast your vote by midnight 29th May, and help us turn our BRIXTON HEROES ideaÂ into a reality!