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#MoreInCommon: Celebrating the life of Jo Cox

[Brussels, June 20 2016] This Wednesday, 22 June, Jo Cox MP would have turned 42. Our gift to her, her family and all those who loved and cherished her, will be to come together to show the world there is more that unites us than divides us.

Events will be held in several locations simultaneously, including her home constituency of 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 16.00, 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.

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 event in Brussels will take place at the Ancienne Belgique at 17h00 CET, coinciding with events around the world.

The programme 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.

Jo lived in Brussels from 1999 to 2004 working for Glenys Kinnock MEP and for Oxfam. She loved the city and has many friends and colleagues here.

Meanwhile people from around the world have been donating to Jo Cox’s Fund https://www.gofundme.com/jocox

WHEN: Wednesday 22 June 2016, 17.00-18.00 CET

WHAT: #MoreInCommon event to celebrate the life of Jo Cox

WHERE: Ancienne Belgique, 110 Boulevard Anspach, 1000 Brussels

RSVP: On Facebook.

Media enquiries: Tom Brookes: tom@europemail.org, 0476 777 779

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