Journey to Justice

When YAV met JtoJ, August 16th 2018

We brought young people from three of our partners – Young Asian Voices in Sunderland, Girlz United in Tower Hamlets and On the Record’s Fighting Sus project – together in Whitechapel to share stories and learn from each others’ experiences of coming together creatively, standing up in the face of racism and learning from history.

It was an evening of exploration, connection, solidarity and fun culminating in a meal together on Brick Lane and many shared selfies.

London’s young people told us of their admiration for their new friends in Sunderland:

‘It was a privilege to meet the members of Young Asian Voices in Whitechapel… I wish I had access to such a team growing up’(Liza)

‘I was able to see … how living in different cities have shaped our different identities… their methods of activism inspired me to try more adventurous methods with my own activism.’ (Memuna)

‘Mind-blowing and truly inspiring! To see young people fighting for what they believe in and speeding so much love and positive energy only motivates me to do much more.’ (TC)

‘It was really interesting to discuss the differences between London and Sunderland but connect with the similarities and same causes of Fighting SUS and YAV.’ (Jolina)