PRSC and Journey to Justice Bristol (JToJ) are participating in a project to visualise Bristol’s history of activism and struggles for social justice.

Bristol will host the Journey to Justice travelling exhibition alongside a host of city-wide events this coming October 2017. To highlight past and present struggles for social justice, a full programme of exciting and innovative exhibitions, arts events, public debates, historic walking tours, training programmes, practical workshops and installations will be held across the city during October. See the flyer with the full programme here.

As part of a variety of exciting and innovative activities for the JToJ event throughout October 2017, PRSC and Journey to Justice Bristol are participating in a project to visualise Bristol’s history of activism and struggles for social justice. The aim is to inspire everyone to learn from the past in order to fight for their rights now and in the future. We commissioned local artists to design a commemorative range of mugs and prints featuring 12 of Bristol’s social justice campaigners over the past 300 years.

The 12 activists we are celebrating are:

1. Walter Ayles (1879-1953)
Trade Unionist, socialist campaigner, conscientious objector.
Artist: Marcus Bo Lanyon

2. Dorothy Brown (1927-2013)
Conservationist, guardian of historic Bristol.
Artist: Patch Plummer

3. Princess Eldoris Campbell (1939-2015)
Anti-racism, and multi-cultural housing for elderly campaigner.
Artist: Rachel Gadsden

4. Mary Carpenter (1807-1877)
Unitarian, champion of destitute children.
Artist: Brook Tate

5. Ellen and Willian Craft (1826-1891)
Anti-slavery campaigners.
Artist: Katraz

6. James Crosby (1838-1901)
Investigative journalist, slum housing campaigner.
Artist: object…

7. Owen Henry (1928-1989)
Founder of the 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott campaign, and the St. Paul’s Carnival.
Artist: DNT Matchbox Gallery

8. Batook Pandya (1945-2014)
Race equality campaigner, founder of SARI.
Artist: Micha Libert

9. Ram Mohan Roy (1777-1833)
Hindu humanitarian, champion of progressive causes.
Artist: Zamzam

10. Jessie Stephen (1893-1979)
Suffragette, journalist, politician, trade unionist.
Artist: Luke Carter

11. Ada Vachell (1866-1923)
Disabled campaigner, suffragist.
Artist: Carmen Garaghon

12. Ann Yearsley (1753-1806)
Radical poet and playwright.
Artist: Jono Boyle

The Activist mugs and prints will be available for sale from 4 October 2017 onward, in the Stokes Croft China shop and during some of the Journey to Justice Bristol events.