uman Rights Struggles and the Enduring Journey to Justice. JtoJ volunteer and trustee Tania Aubeelack interviews JtoJ director Carrie Supple for Exposure Youth Communications charity – one of our longtime partners.
JtoJ volunteer Onycha Walford’s ‘Ballet Blues’ describes a devastating childhood experience of racism.
In her heartfelt tribute to Ms Lauryn Hill, Onycha celebrates the singer’s music and what she represents.
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.
Working in PR & Communications for the National Museums Liverpool, Sahar works across the International Slavery Museum, World Museum and the Waterfront Transformation Project. She has a huge passion for the arts, culture and education with over five years of working in the PR industry, and is actively engaged in the fight for social justice and raising awareness on matters of racial injustice, systemic racism and equal rights.
All over the country people are hoping for change. Change in what neighbours can do together maybe, or improved services to the community. Or perhaps changes in the law, or for a safer, healthier, more equal world.
Recently, the pandemic, Black Lives Matter and the climate crisis have made us think even more about what kind of society we want to live in.
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.
The panel’s letter included this feedback. We are delighted and say congratulations to all winners.
“We received a high volume of compelling applications and Journey to Justice’s proposal stood out for the timeliness of its subject and track record of exhibitions that bring activism into museums, as well as a host of other institutions…
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.
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.
To mark International Human Rights Day, Journey to Justice is delighted to welcome Janice Kelsey, a US civil rights activist from Birmingham Alabama, whose story we tell in our travelling exhibition. She will be the main speaker at our online event with Bishop Jonathan Jackson, Senior Pastor at NTCG The Rock in Springhill, Birmingham.
They will be joined by other speakers from Birmingham whose work is focused on social and economic justice as we look at history, today and what we can do now.
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
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.
Carrie Supple, director of JtoJ joined Bridget McKenzie 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 …