Journey to Justice

Newham History

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A guide to primary and secondary resources for educators

Themes include: solidarity across communities; the impact of grassroots action; and refusals to be bystanders to injustice. Responsibility remains with educators to ensure that materials are age appropriate for their students.

Please download our free materials with links to further research.

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Newham at the forefront of the struggle for access to legal aid for working-class people.

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The creation of a work camp on waste ground to protest against unemployment.

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A London railway man who forced a change when refused a job at Euston station because he was Black.

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Campaign for proper safety standards in tower blocks after a Newham disaster.

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School students who took action against racist attacks and to protect their youth club.

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Women with learning disabilities defending their rights

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Research for Journey to Justice by Bethan Rigby, Ilona Aronovsky, Satnam Singh, Martin Spafford, with thanks to Bob Archer, Dev Barrah,  Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC, Tae Catford, Ricky Chambers, Frances Clarke , Dr Keith Cranwell, Richard Durack, Judith Garfield, Colin Grainger, Karen Guthrie, Sarah Hellawell, Mick Holder, Kevin Jenkins, Abdul Karim,  Goga Khan, Andreas Lang, Liz Lowe, John McNeill, Jenni Munro-Collins, Lord Herman Ouseley, Nasser Patel, Nina Pope, Andrea Quaintmere, Gary Reeman, Gulshun Rehman, Sarah Ruiz,  Carrie Supple