The Impact of JtoJ
1. Ship of Souls
Created by students of Red House Academy, Sunderland with ceramicists about the local slave trade and abolition campaign. http://redhouseacademy.org/news/2017-01-05/ship-of-souls-2
2. A film about young people’s antiracist activism in Richmond
After Ben Skelton, Senior Youth Worker attended a JtoJ Train the Trainers event
3. ‘I Belong Here – A Somali Journey through Bristol’
Cross-generational work in Bristol’s Somali community.
4. Students take part in Sheffield City’s Holocaust Memorial Day
5. Celebrating women’s activism in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
6. Young Bengali women’s poems in Tower Hamlets
Written in response to learning about local struggles against racism https://journeytojustice.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Girls-On-Top-of-the-World-poetry.pdf
7. Mugs designed by Bristol artists commemorating 12 local activists
8. Newham community choirs singing about the destruction of working-class communities and action against deportation
9. Zine making with printmaker Theresa Easton in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
You can take a look inside and turn the pages by downloading the zine here. (It should open automatically for you, but if you have any problems launch it through Acrobat reader)
10. Digital Games Making in Nottingham
Student Lynda Clark worked with the National Video Games Arcade to develop a digital project with a local school, enabling pupils to design games based around issues of the JtoJ exhibition.
11. A photography exhibition celebrating local activists for social justice in Sunderland
Displayed in a shopping centre, the civic centre and at Young Asian Voices: https://journeytojustice.org.uk/projects/sunderland/hidden-stories/
12. Boys in alternative provision in Islington triumphed in gruelling job interviews
Focused on developing their confidence https://journeytojustice.org.uk/training-2/partnerships/
13. Students organised an evening about issues of concern to them at the House of Lords
Journey to Justice work with school students at George Mitchell School, Leyton, Spring 2015 (12 minutes) filmed and edited by Winstan Whitter.
14. Young activists in Newcastle worked out a strategy against child poverty
Journey to Justice North East pilot of the exhibition programme, 2015 (11 minutes) filmed by Hugh Kelly, edited by Prof. Steve Hawley.
15. Civil rights banner making at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
16. Exhibition at the Central Library Liverpool, about Paralympian Gerry Kinsella, Founder of Greenbank College, for students with disabilities
17. Walthamstow sixth formers planned lessons on domestic abuse and knife crime and delivered them to Year 9 students in local schools
Journey to Justice is about galvanising people to take action for social justice, but it is often hard to identify whether and how this has taken place. Our project at Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College in Waltham Forest enabled us to see the process happening and how positive the outcomes can be.
Responses from Year 9s were overwhelmingly positive:
“I learnt how to understand the different types of domestic violence and where to go.”
“There should be more types of session like this.”
“I think it’s pretty cool how students just a few years older than me start a little organisation.”
18. Roisin Gewirtz-O’Reilly created a book of recipes chosen by social justice activists as part of her Batmitzvah social justice project
19. Volunteers have taken on increasing responsibilities
Leadership of events, running training sessions and supporting other volunteers while others lead JtoJ’s participation in our new projects. The role of volunteers in all JtoJ groups is very significant and the impact on their confidence and engagement impressive. https://journeytojustice.org.uk/about/volunteer-stories/
20. Over 165,000 people of all ages and backgrounds have visited our travelling exhibition in 14 places to date and over 5,000 people have taken part in our events and training. Their responses are overwhelmingly positive