Journey to Justice


With many thanks for their time and talent to trustees Mark Hutchinson and Sheri Lawal who stepped down from the board in November 2020.

Mark is the ‘father’ of JtoJ and has been with us since Day One. He was our first Chair and is Sheffield JtoJ Coordinator. Mark was involved with creating the exhibition, training, organising events, fundraising and partnerships – there is no aspect of the organisation he has not been part of!

Sheri was also at the heart of JtoJ when we set up. She and her family helped at events, she hosted us for key meetings and we have benefited from her knowledge and experience over the years. We will miss them though delighted they want to remain in touch with Journey to Justice.

Tania Aubeelack

I have been a JtoJ volunteer since 2016 and was London Volunteer Coordinator in 2018.My background has included community work to raise awareness of diabetes and I am currently involved in oral history projects. I am passionate about communities, justice and solidarity.

Sahar Beyad (Chair)

Sahar is Media & Communications Officer at National Museums Liverpool and leads on the International Slavery Museum & World Museum. She has a huge passion for the arts, culture and education with over five years of working in the PR & communications industry.

Pat Boyer (Secretary)

has taught in inner London schools for 40 years (20 as a Head) and lectures on Equity and Achievement in the US and UK. The school where she was Head is twinned with Xolani School, S. Africa.

Dr Madge Dresser

was Associate Professor of History at UWE and is now Honorary Professor of History at the University of Bristol & Bristol JtoJ Co-ordinator. Her life long research on race, ethnicity and social justice grew out of her experiences as the grandchild of Eastern European Jewish immigrants and an American student during the era of the Civil Rights movement.

Veronica Fletcher

Veronica worked at the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa before moving into international development where she managed monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) across Solidaridad Network’s southern Africa regional programmes. Graduating summa cum laude with an MA in Human Rights and Global Ethics from the University of Leicester, Veronica is currently the MEL Manager at All We Can and is passionate about social justice and supporting organisations maximise the impact of their work.

Ema Jackson

Ema Jackson is Campaign Manager of the Send My Friend to School coalition which brings together young people, politicians, teachers, civil society and the media in joint campaigning to demand quality education for all children across the globe. Ema is passionate about campaigning for social justice and working with young people.

Jack Madden

(Online platform co-ordinator) is a Community Organiser and activist who has built grassroots campaigns across the UK. It was an inspiring history teacher and stories from the civil rights movement which brought him into organising and activism in the first place.

Terence McGregor (Treasurer)

was Treasurer of Southwark CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau) and a trustee of Lambeth and Merton CAB.

Duncan Moore

Married with 3 grown up children. A successful business owner, with a passion to see and help people succeed in life, in spite of social, economic or racial obstacles faced. Honoured to be part of an organisation that will be a voice to those who’s voices are overwhelmed by the noise of society.

Patrick Regan (Vice Chair)

Patrick Regan is a monitoring and evaluation specialist and runs the Rights Evaluation Studio, an evaluation consultancy. He has worked at several human rights NGOs such as the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre and the Media Legal Defence Initiative. He is an advocate for human rights and inspired by the stories of human rights defenders and activists.

Martin Spafford

(Chair & Training Co-ordinator) taught history in London schools for over thirty years and has helped develop school resources – online and in print - for the teaching of migration to Britain. He runs training workshops for teachers and students at primary and secondary level and is an Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association and the Schools History Project.

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker is Director of CARIS Camden, a charity that delivers frontline support to children and families experiencing homelessness in the London Boroughs of Camden and Hackney. She is passionate about supporting people facing structural inequalities to access justice and campaign for their political and social rights.

Carrie Supple

is the founder and was director of Journey to Justice (2013- June 2021). She has over 40 years of experience in education and human rights work. See: teachingforsolidarity With huge thanks to everyone who has helped to get us this far