Expresión Inka UK

Elephant and Castle. Nuestro gran y acogedor Punto de encuentro. Que Latino o Latina no ha disfrutado de tu hermosura. Nuestro idioma, nuestra vida, nuestros días gratos y sufridos, nuestra Cultura misma quedará enmarcada en cada rincón tuyo y en cada memoria nuestra. Realmente extrañaremos tu agradable vista, el sabor y olor a comunidad familiar!!! Gracias por ser parte de nuestra historia. Expresion Inka Uk.

Memorias de comunidad en Elephant and Castle Shopping centre Gentrification will not erase us! El despojo urbano no nos invisibilizara! Nos viste crecer y empoderarnos con nuestra cultura. Nos viste bailar y cantar con mucho orgullo y amor. Nunca olvidaremos la historia migrante que forjamos en tus espacios, que siempre nos acogieron! @latinelephant #savelatinelephant


Hannah Simmonds SmithThe Latino community and ethnic minorities in the neighbourhood of Elephant and castle, called by the mayor of Southwark ‘The Latin Quarter’ I wanted to express my humble opinion being a young Latin American Woman about the proposed demolition of the shopping center of Elephant and castle. As a Latin American Woman, I’m backing the Elephant and Castle retain and its Latin character as well as its working-class roots. For me and many of my relatives, this area is much more than buildings and shops. It’s a place where we have our heart, where we find our identity in a completely different country, culture, and language. The issue I would like to raise is that this mall has more than 130 traders who have run their business for more than 20 years. They will be forced to move from one place to another and start from nothing. Of the 130 merchants, they only intend to relocate 35 of them. Of those 35, they have only been offered much smaller cubicles than the current spaces in the mall. Many of the merchants have given little choice but to accept this and many of them simply will not be relocated and given no financial support.