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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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Help us bring Journey to Justice to Edinburgh

Are you interested in human rights history, arts and social change?  Join Journey to Justice for a taster session hosted by Journey to Justice and RSA Scotland  On Monday May 16th, 2016, 9.30 am – 1pm At Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL EDINBURGH JTOJ TASTER MAY 16th 2016 – FLYER Attendance is […]

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Motown: The Musical

Journey to Justice is proud to partner Motown: The Musical, now showing at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London. We plan to work together with young people, schools, youth and community groups,  exploring how music inspires and empowers people to take action for social justice. “As Black Americans, the experience we had known was of not being able to drink out of […]

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First expel or murder your enemies, then trash their cultural artefacts.

As humankind’s capacity to inflict death and destruction has increased with advances in the technological and military fields, we have witnessed whole groups of people subject to actual or attempted extermination. However, legends, sagas and religious scripture suggest that this alarming inclination in the human species has an ancient pedigree. The persecution of the despised […]

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Using multi-voice poetry to promote human rights

Ten years ago I started writing material for the pupils in my school’s Amnesty International Youth Group to perform. The subject was domestic violence and I thought of using their voices in a way that would allow the sounds of the words to complement the actions in the poem. So when there was something bad […]

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Why Study ‘Massive Resistance’ to the Civil Rights Movement?

The study of the civil rights movement has largely focused on the African-American struggle for freedom and offers an expansive, vibrant and ever developing understanding of civil rights campaigners. Indeed, the dynamic and multifaceted nature of the Black protest movement has necessitated successive scholarly reinterpretations in order to attain a true picture of the movement. It […]

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Bias: The enemy of Justice?

‘People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.’- T. S. Elliot As a Bachelor(ette) of Honours in History, it is easy to assume that every bias exists primarily due to events in History. Religion, economic status and political views are often handed to us by our parents; how many people transcend the status they were […]

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Social Justice

Social justice is a broad term. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “Justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.” In other words, social justice aims to create equality. I recently completed a journalistic project on political representation in the UK, where there is clear inequality. Following May’s […]

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The Activist’s Balance: Reaction and Creation

by Rebecca Livesey-Wright As with all things in life, activism should be based on balance. Everyone has their own centre of balance and we should each feel comfortable with knowing how hard we can fight before we hit the activist’s ‘burn out’. We need to find a balance not only between fighting and resting but […]

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Refugees in Hungary

by Dr Nora Berend ‘The people decided: the country must be defended’. This is the claim of a new poster, displayed as part of the latest government campaign in Hungary. True to government promises, police started to defend Hungary at the newly built wire fence on the Serbian border, where refugees, including children, were subjected […]

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Calais; an observation of the active volunteer

By Joanna-May Sutton Klein Many people care about a plethora of issues within the realms of social justice and some have an ideological perspective. Occasionally something compels them to act on an issue. There is no science to explain all the reasons people become active in the name of their beliefs. This summer, as I […]

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Racial Stereotypes: how far have we come?

The Jenkins Orphanage, Charleston by Emily Needle The end of the nineteenth century in Charleston; a rise in crime. Assaults, robberies, prostitution, illegal trafficking and gambling, with fights and stabbings frequent. Bootlegging was the only option for many poor African-Americans who could not afford to pay for expensive goods. Wealthy African-Americans often requested the protection […]

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Journey to Justice at News from Nowhere, Leytonstone 13.09.14

Journey to Justice is an organisation that seeks to inspire and encourage local activities dedicated to equality and respect.  Working through education and arts Journey to Justice draws on the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America for its first project – a multi-media travelling exhibition.  While using the figurehead […]

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‘Everything has changed and nothing has changed’

Gary Younge and Russell Brand on Ferguson, Missouri, ‘Everything has changed and nothing has changed.’ http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/15/michael-brown-ferguson-america-racism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU_Z7kD5i7g&list=UUswH8ovgUp5Bdg-0_JTYFNw Share This:

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System isn’t working: The problems of youth unemployment

It’s no secret that young people are suffering from unemployment. According to recent research by the Prince’s Trust, almost a million young people across the UK are struggling to find a job while 40% of jobless young people have faced symptoms of mental illness as a result of being out of work. Despite the UK […]

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THE WALTER TULL STORY – a hero who might have been forgotten by history

It’s about Walter Tull, the first black footballer to be signed by Spurs Football Team and the first black offer in the British Army in WW1. He suffered a horrendous amount of racial abuse and he was dropped by Spurs.  An injustice was also done when Tull was turned down for the Military Cross on […]

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Britain and the struggle for human rights an article by Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC

Read Britain and the struggle for human rights an article by Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC – JtoJ steering group member and founder of human rights law firm Bindmans LLP; Chair of British Institute of Human Rights 2005-13. Legaladviser to the Race Relations Board 1966-1983.   Share This:

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Journey to Justice – the launch – 21st June 2014

On 21 June the wonderful Conway Hall was host to our launch – a night of song, dance, poetry, film and speeches celebrating movements for social justice – compered by our Chairman Mark Hutchinson.  There was a  full house and teams of dedicated volunteers prepared delicious food and drink, all donated. The launch was made […]

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Welcome by Chair of Journey to Justice, Mark Hutchinson

“Ben, make sure you play ‘Precious Lord, Take My Hand’ in the meeting tonight, play it real pretty.” These were the last words uttered by Martin Luther King on 4th April 1968 to the musician Ben Branch.  Today, Journey to Justice launches its first project examining the creativity of and links between the American civil […]

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Welcome by Director of Journey To Justice, Carrie Supple

All campaigns for justice are made up of individual journeys and everyone has a story to tell. June 21st 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the murder of civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andy Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi. The launch of Journey to Justice is dedicated to their memory. We remember Kevin Gately […]

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