Journey to Justice

Events

Journey to Justice and the University of Leicester – our partnership grows

JtoJ is delighted to be working with Professor George Lewis at the University of Leicester in order to find a permanent venue for our civil rights exhibition. After five years touring to 15 communities in England, seen by over 180,000 people, we can’t wait to see it installed in a new home in Leicester.

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JtoJ’s workshop with Take Back The Power at the Winch

On Thursday 10th March 2022, Tania and Martin from Journey to Justice delivered a workshop on economic (in)justice in the UK at the Winch (https://thewinch.org/), a youth charity based in Camden.

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Members of the Journey to Justice team delivered a workshop on racial and economic justice to the Communication Workers Union (CWU) in Birmingham (Feb 2022).

Using our unique approach to social justice and human rights education, the CWU regional leads were invited to consider the present day challenges and injustices facing their membership through an historical lens. We presented participants with lesser told stories of collective and individual action from our Archives of Activism: our civil rights exhibition (www.jtojhumanrights.org.uk/) and economic injustice sites (www.economicinjustice.org.uk).

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Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival – 5th December 2021

At the 8th annual Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, members of Journey to Justice hosted a panel discussing Economic (In)Justice, Class and Education. We showed a short extract from our mini documentary, focusing on class and education, made with the film production company Rainbow Collective.

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The grand launch of two new JtoJ online resources June 17th 2021 on Zoom

Over 100 guests attended what was an unforgettable evening and a celebration of scores of people’s talent and time. We love both resources and are so grateful to the designers, builders, film makers, all participants, volunteers, funders, advisers & exhibition schleppers.

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A Spirit of Resilience

International Women’s Day represents a celebration of progress but also a reminder that change is always possible, even when it seems difficult. It is a story of spirit and resilience, never to be broken down by the effects of gender inequality.

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Martin Luther King speaks – at Newcastle University, 13th November 1967

On this MLK day, Journey to Justice would like to remind you of a wonderful short film made for us by Exposure, an award-winning youth media charity supporting young people to improve their confidence, communication and employability skills. They took part of Dr King’s speech on accepting his honorary degree from Newcastle University. Five months later he was shot dead.

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Watch the recording of our
2020 Human Rights Day event

Watch the recording of our 2020 Human Rights Day event with Janice Kelsey, US civil rights activist from Birmingham, Alabama and JtoJ partners from Birmingham, UK, dedicated to social justice.

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Journey to Justice: Two Birminghams – Human Rights Day, 10th December 2020 Feedback

It was a really inspiring, eclectic evening, bringing people together to unite around shared feelings of hope, resilience and a motivation to push for change – with beautiful music as well. Key themes that arose include the intertwined nature of economic and racial injustice. Speakers shared their individual journeys to justice ranging from marches for freedom in 1960s America, work tackling poverty pay and student action against racism today. JtoJ volunteers talked about our work on civil rights and challenging economic injustice.

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Journey to Justice Annual General Meeting, November 14th 2020 by Zoom

We were delighted with the turnout of members – 35 from Italy, the USA and all over the UK. We welcomed four new trustees: Tania Aubeelack, Veronica Fletcher, Duncan Moore and Rebecca Walker who wowed the audience with their reasons for wanting to become part of the JtoJ team.

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