Journey to Justice

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 where Martin Luther King received an honorary degree from Newcastle University in 1967.

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Mark Levy, US civil rights worker, meets Sunderland school students

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 UK to work in schools and talk about the US civil rights movement from the point of view of a (still active) ‘veteran’.

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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:

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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

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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

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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.  

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