Fighting hate crime
565. Gee Walker
Gee Walker’s son Anthony was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack in their home town of Liverpool in 2005. Determined that Anthony's death should not be in vain, Gee founded the Anthony Walker Foundation to combat hate crime.
The Foundation works with young people to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion, running workshops in schools and universities. It is the main hate crime referral unit for Merseyside, puts on an annual community festival and provides a bursary for students from less well off backgrounds to study law.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
“Gee was driven to serve her community by the appalling racist murder of her son Anthony. Out of this tragic and senseless loss, Gee has created a mission to ensure that no other family must suffer as hers has. Her work is changing lives and ultimately saving lives. I’m delighted to name Gee the 565th UK Point of Light.”