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Black Voters Matter and the US Presidential Election

Post by Journey to Justice volunteer researcher
Hannah Simpson, “We Got the Power”.

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Economic (In)Justice and disability rights

Come and hear Rona Topaz (Disability Officer, Open Labour London) and Gail Ward (disabled advocate) discuss how to overcome barriers to employment for disabled people and the idea of a guaranteed basic income for all. October 29th, 8-9pm on Zoom

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Challenging Systemic Racism

Wednesday September 2nd 2020 / 20.00 – 21.30

For anyone who wants to discuss what we can do about systemic racism.

Following the success of our July event where people shared their responses to the murder of George Floyd, there were requests for a chance to focus on what we can do about systemic racism – in the workplace or any institution, understanding where power lies and how to effect change.

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‘What Can We Do About Systemic Racism?

On July 2nd, 35 JtoJ supporters met by Zoom to share their responses to the murder of George Floyd. Our aim was to gather examples of challenging racism and learn from each other.

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Being an Activist Museum Worker zoom

Carrie Supple of JtoJ joined Bridget MKenzie of Climate Museum UK and Michelle McGrath of Museum of Muck on a webinar to discuss ‘Being An Activist Museum Worker’. Scores of museum workers took part and we talked about building solidarity in the ranks, how to bring systemic change in the sector and asked questions including, Is activism the business of museums? and Why are the oppressed doing all the work? It was a really fruitful discussion leading to new contacts and sharing experiences. Thank you to friends at the International Slavery Museum for inviting JtoJ to take part. Congratulations ISM, …

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Journey to Justice seeks two new trustees

Journey to Justice seeks two new trustees

After seven years of growth we seek to strengthen our board by appointing two new trustees with the skills, experience and commitment to promote human rights education.

Download the details here or email Pat Boyer, JtoJ Secretary for more information: patriciaboyer@hotmail.com

Deadline for applications – August 12th midnight.

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JtoJ members share their personal responses to the killing of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter

The atrocities that change the world also change people’s lives and attitudes.

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Mark Hutchinson on BBC Radio Sheffield

JtoJ trustee and Sheffield teacher Mark Hutchinson was on BBC Radio Sheffield on 13th June 2020, discussing the history of the Sheffield Ladies Anti-Slavery Society, statues and what schools should be teaching about Black history today. Listen to the interview here:

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#Solidarity

Seeing George Floyd murdered in front of our eyes and the eruption of pain and rage which followed, has galvanised a phenomenal determination around the world to bring real, systemic change. It was a tipping point for those who are tired of yet another atrocity.

Benjamin Zephaniah said the number and range of people speaking out and marching in solidarity gives us hope, but the road is long. The work of Journey to Justice is an ongoing response to centuries of racism.

Racism is woven into the …

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National Gathering and AGM October 26th

We welcomed members, volunteers and partners from Liverpool, Norfolk, Sheffield, Bristol, Leicester, London and Middlesbrough. The morning was spent developing ideas for our Economic (In)Justice project which was very fruitful indeed.

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