Friday, 15 July 2016

LAUREN: JOURNEY TO JUSTICE

Reader Lauren is helping to organise an amazing event to raise awareness of injustices in today's society... a must-read, and an amazing event!



Lauren says:
I am currently taking part in a course with the NCS, the National Citizen Service, which offers the chance for teens aged 15-17 to tackle exciting new challenges and build skills and awareness. We have partnered with a charity called 'Journey to Justice' who deal with the many injustices in today's society. We decided to help support this charity by launching our own campaign to raise awareness, in the Wood Green area of London.

We decided to set up an event where we create a mural from people's hand prints. Anyone can contribute a hand print to the mural - if a person feels that they have experienced injustice because of their race, sexuality, gender, age or religion, or perhaps some other reason, they can come along and take part in making the mural. If people wish to share their stories, they can write them down and after the mural is done we will be releasing balloons with these stories inside them, for others to find and read and understand.


In a world where so many are facing social injustice such as sexism, homophobia, racism or other problems, we want to show that these things can affect anyone and are not acceptable. You can find out more about the event at  info@journeytojustice.org - anyone is welcome to come along and take part in the event on Monday 18th July... you can find out more about the event and how to be a part of it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477837852245791/

Cathy says:
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