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Motown: The Musical

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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 the same water fountains and playing to segregated audiences…Music was one of the components helping that fall away…. It really felt like we were doing something significant.” …

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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

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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 rights movement and social protest in Britain. King’s words hint at the inextricable link between struggle and song. Many have been inspired by the principles and passion that were invoked and the manner and methods used in the struggle for human dignity and justice. And for …

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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 who was killed 40 years ago in a demonstration against the National Front, here in Red Lion Square.

It’s remarkable how much Journey to Justice has achieved in a year by what is essentially a group of volunteers. Huge thanks to the …

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