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Racism, war and poverty today – echoing MLK’s Newcastle speech in 1967

October 24th 2017, Idea Store, Whitechapel  ‘There are three urgent and indeed great problems that we face not only in the United States of America but all over the world today. That is the problem of racism, the problem of war and the problem of poverty.’ View the full transcript of the speech.   Arianna […]

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Disability Inequality Solutions

by Michael Asamoah, Social Media Volunteer for Journey to Justice In the year 2016 effective performance and situations of disabled and non-disabled people in the United Kingdom (UK) was not equal, however people and organisations have provided support through solutions that could help disabled people live increased healthy and happy lives. In schools, children who […]

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Syrian George by Martin Spafford

The true story of St. George: child soldier, migrant, prisoner of conscience, murdered for his beliefs When I realised the JtoJ presence at Speakers’ Corner was on St George’s Day, I thought I’d find out a bit more about his story: not the dragon-slaying myth but what’s known of the real person. It  appears he […]

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‘Better Discourse’ a blog by Harsha Perera, Executive Coach and JtoJ volunteer

At a time when soundbites and dumbed down messages are the norm, taking shortcuts becomes very tempting….Perhaps, there comes a moment when you need to decide what you are for. Are you for a discourse that is based on looking deeper and asking the difficult questions? Or, are you for something else that is based […]

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Standing Up to Hate Crimes

A blog by Karen Murphy, International Director of JtoJ partner Facing History and Ourselves. Article originally posted by Facing History and Ourselves on their Facing Today blog. The stories are heartbreaking and chilling. In the first few weeks of 2017, identity-based hatred appears to be pervasive and on the rise. Two immigrants from India were shot in […]

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A view from Washington: Bracing for change without the hope by Celina Dunlop

By January 19th 2017 every trace of Barack Obama, his family and the eight years of his occupancy will have been removed from the White House. Washington D.C. is still looking magical, aglow with Christmas bunting, immense wreaths and pine trees festooned with scarlet ribbons, glittering baubles and fairy lights. Children are dressed in their […]

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Jean Stallings

Journey to Justice is thrilled that Jean Stallings, a long time campaigner against poverty, will be joining us for twelve days in December.  While in the UK Jean will open the JtoJ travelling exhibition at Rich Mix, Tower Hamlets and meet young people, teachers and community workers there and in Sunderland and visit the room […]

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Mark Levy, US civil rights worker, meets Sunderland school students

‘The Civil Rights Movement is not over’ Journey to Justice is delighted to be working with Facing History and Ourselves again in welcoming Mark Levy, a former social studies teacher turned organizer and long time US civil rights campaigner. Mark regularly talks to UK students on educational tours in the US and occasionally visits the […]

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Genocide Matters

Genocide Matters A blog from our partners Facing History and Ourselves for Genocide Awarenesss and Prevention with teaching resources: http://facingtoday.facinghistory.org/genocide-matters

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Extraordinary conference on Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s at the British Academy, London 24-26 May 2016

Extraordinary conference with internationally acclaimed film makers, historians& activists on Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights at the British Academy, London 24-26 May 2016 This conference is co-sponsored by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Leicester […]

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