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School of Activism & Journey to Justice present: The Long Shadow of Class – understanding inequality and galvanising change
Sunday 27 November, 2022 @ 19:00 - 21:30Donation / pay-what-you-can
SCREENING A NEW DOCUMENTARY ON CLASS AND EDUCATION plus open discussion
Journey to Justice returns to Bristol to present The Long Shadow of Class: understanding inequality and galvanising change, a new film designed to be used by a wide range of audiences.
Our mission is to galvanise people to take action for social and economic justice through learning about human rights movements and the arts. We have a wealth of resources on a variety of topics, including anti-racist education, disability rights and the link between the environmental and economic justice.
Our 2022 film considers the crucial role class and education in the UK play in creating an economically unjust society. It explores the lenses through which we view each other.
Experts in their field from very different backgrounds discuss unequal opportunities, accent bias, the markers and stigma of poverty and the devastating effects of our current economic model.
Each also offers ideas aimed at galvanising people to act for economic justice.
Our six explainers highlight the need for those with lived experience to be at the forefront of policy decisions. They suggest how to effect change and inspire us all to develop a more just society, needed now more than ever.
The film forms part of a unique, rich resource created by Journey to Justice exploring the impact of economic injustice and how we can all challenge it.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/747634419
Entry is by donation, register for a ticket on Headfirst or throw some cash in on the door.
Film features: Shahajahan Ali (or Badgie Ali), a parent and teacher from South London; Professor Sam Friedman, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics; Dr. Elizabeth Henry, a consultant/ advisor/ activist/ campaigner and speaker, she was previously the National Adviser on race and equality issues at the Church of England; Susie Morrow who started life as one of six children of an Anglo-Irish family in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 2021 and 2022, Susie was short-listed as one of the most influential women in tech in the UK; Deb Neville, a working class woman, a mother, a grandmother and a mental health social worker; and Dr. Ben Tippet, a researcher working in the department of European and International Studies on the Leverhulme-funded project ‘The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation’.
This is not the first time Journey to Justice and PRSC have worked together! Check out our 2017 collaboration on some key figures in Bristol’s history »
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