Journey to Justice


With many thanks for her time and talent to trustee Veena Vasista who stepped down from the board in June 2019 after being a key part of JtoJ since we started. Veena was a wise and insightful trustee and we will miss her.

Sahar Beyad

Sahar is currently working at The National Portrait Gallery on their HLF funded project called Inspiring People, and has a huge passion for the arts, culture and education. Additionally, she has over five years of working in the PR and 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

(JtoJ Bristol Co-ordinator)  was Associate Professor of History at UWE and is now Honorary Professor of History at the University of Bristol. 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.    

Mark Hutchinson

(JtoJ Sheffield Co-ordinator) is a secondary school teacher of History and Religious Education in Sheffield. He has also worked as a Black and Minority Ethnic teacher adviser.

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.

Sheri Lawal

(Community links) is Director of CHOICES (London) CIC for community development  and youth empowerment.

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.

Parul Motin

(Safeguarding) is a Social Inclusion Officer/Safeguarding and freelance Project Manager for youth organisations running creative projects. Parul previously taught English in an east London school.        

Patrick Regan

Patrick Regan is a monitoring and evaluation specialist working at the Media Legal Defence Initiative, a London based NGO protecting the right to freedom of expression. He is also experienced in programme management in health, education and international development settings. He is an advocate for human rights and inspired by the stories of human rights defenders and activists.

Martin Spafford

(Chair & Training Co-ordinator) was until summer 2014 Head of History at George Mitchell School in Waltham Forest and is a Fellow of the Schools History Project and a member of the Black and Asian Studies Association.

Carrie Supple

is the Director of Journey to Justice (not a member of the management committee) and was Director of Youth Act.  She has 30 years of experience in education and human rights work: teachingforsolidarity

With huge thanks to everyone who has helped to get us this far