Framing Stories of Social Justice in Leicester
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

Framing Stories of Social Justice in Leicester

This talk, by JtoJ Leicester leader George Lewis, is an introduction and outline to the project. It will explore how we have – thus far – sourced Leicester stories, but also how we are seeking to build a lasting legacy in the city. Journey to Justice seeks to galvanise people through learning about social justice activism and movements. It also aims to leave a “foot print” from which future generations can continue to learn and to be inspired.

Entry: Free
Location:
Secular Hall
75 Humberstone Gate
Leicester
LE1 1WB

See: Leicester Secular Society

Photo credit: SteveR-

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Ethnicity, Inequalities & The City - How Leicester can become a more inclusive city
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

Ethnicity, Inequalities & The City - How Leicester can become a more inclusive city

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Time TBC.

The event will be made up of four speakers drawn from local, regional and national groups that are doing work around diversity, inclusion and equalities.

The speakers will give a view into the work they are doing around equalities, diversity and inclusion, and why this work is important. They will suggest some of the things individuals, groups, communities and institutions can do to reduce inequalities, improve access to services and opportunities and make places like Leicester more inclusive.  The speakers will also take part in a discussion and Q&A session.

Entry: Free
Location: TBC

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Justice, Faith and Belonging in a Changing World: an evening with Bishop Guli
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Justice, Faith and Belonging in a Changing World: an evening with Bishop Guli

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Guli Francis-Dehqani is the first Suffragan Bishop of Loughborough. She was one of only four BAME Bishops in the Church of England. Born in Iran, her father, Hassan Dehquani-Tafti, was the first Iranian Anglican bishop. Her family fled to Britain in May 1980 when she was 14 years of age, after the assassination of her brother, Bahram.

Bishop Guli’s experiences of persecution in Iran and then her coming to the UK as an immigrant, struggling to ‘fit in’, provides her with a real sense of what it is to be on the margins. It also provides her with a unique perspective, in this very timely presentation on matters of justice, faith and belonging in a fast-changing world.

Entry: Free
Location:
University of Leicester (room TBC)
You are encouraged to register here: https://journeystojusticedice.eventbrite.co.uk

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Exhibition Opening Night
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Exhibition Opening Night

Join us for the opening night of the Journey to Justice Leicester exhibition at Attenborough Arts. Visit the exhibition, enjoy the drinks reception, and listen to performance from the outstanding Red Leicester Choir. No booking required - just turn up.

Entry: Free
Location:
Attenborough Arts
Lancaster Road
Leicester
LE1 7HA

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Annual American Studies Lecture: The 1972 National Black Political Convention and the Decline of Black Power
Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Annual American Studies Lecture: The 1972 National Black Political Convention and the Decline of Black Power

For the 18th Annual American Studies Lecture at the University of Leicester, Professor Leonard Moore (University of Texas at Austin) will examine the 1972 National Black Political Convention and the Decline of Black Power.

For three days in 1972 in Gary, Indiana, eight thousand American civil rights activists and Black Power leaders gathered at the National Black Political Convention, hoping to end a years-long feud that divided black America into two distinct camps: integrationists and separatists. While some form of this rift existed within black politics long before the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his death—and the power vacuum it created—heightened tensions between the two groups, and convention leaders sought to merge these competing ideologies into a national, unified call to action. What followed, however, effectively crippled the Black Power movement and fundamentally altered the political strategy of civil rights proponents.

Note: this event is deemed suitable for those aged 14 and above.

Entry: Free
Location:
Ken Edwards lecture theatre 2 at the University of Leicester. See the campus map for help finding the building.

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One Person's Journey: From Asylum to Refugee to 'Confinement'
Oct
22
6:15 PM18:15

One Person's Journey: From Asylum to Refugee to 'Confinement'

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As a part of the Journey to Justice Festival, The Race Equality Centre will be holding a conversation on Tuesday 22nd October with a young woman who has waded through the system and is still swimming!

We will be discussing the CASE FOR APPROPRIATE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR NEW ARRIVALS: the unnoticed and unidentified component of integration.

Justice cannot be complete, nor can it be seen to be achieved when we leave individuals to find their own way through the health and wellbeing maze of our National Health Service.

Entry: Free, but please register a place by contacting administrator@theraceequalitycentre.org.uk
Location:
Highfields Centre, 1st Floor, Edwards Lounge,
96 Melbourne Road,
Leicester
LE2 0DS

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Evaluating the Impact of Museum Activism
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Evaluating the Impact of Museum Activism

How do we understand, evaluate and share the impact of social justice and activist work in the arts, education, museum, heritage and culture sectors and in community work? What interventions and outcomes are valued by wider structures of power in society, and how do these values shape our work? Who defines success and how can we disrupt these definitions? This free workshop draws on new research at the University of Leicester into museums, social change, and activist practice. It offers a chance for diverse practitioners to come together to learn, share, and think critically together about ways of sharing the impact and value of their work, past, present or future. This workshop is supported by the ESRC Festival of Social Science and the Journey to Justice Leicester programme.

Please click here for more information.

Location: TBC

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