Social Justice

Yet Another Report On Black People In The Criminal (In)justice System

Dr Suzella Palmer | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK
Dr Suzella Palmer

We do have the power and the wherewithal to make a difference where the government won't, and if not now, then when?

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Michelle Chantelle Hopewell | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Michelle Chantelle Hopewell

The police officer asked me what I would say my heritage is and I paused for a moment. Black British I say, but I know they were asking to hear about the dullest extent of my blood line. The nitty gritty dating back hundreds of years, but the truth is this is me now and regardless our blackness connects us all because there is no one way to be black; but yes the truth is that they also want to know if you actually belong.

Just Words, Or Freedom At Risk?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away" Let's hope that this is the first, last, and only time that I ever quote the lyr...

Young People, Social Media And The Fight For Social Justice

Gafar Kuku | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gafar Kuku

Must we as a society wait around for someone to tell us what social justice looks like and whether or not it can look like more than one thing? It seems that young people have answered this question and are paving the way towards even more social justice

Make Social Housing Our Nation's Badge Of Honour

David Orr | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Politics
David Orr

Housing association and council tenants are, in truth, just like the rest of us - people doing their best for themselves and their families. They are doing so in what are often cripplingly difficult circumstances. In these situations, nobody should be blamed for poverty or characterised as a cheat, scrounger or failure.

Why Real Change Takes More Than Turning Statues To Rubble

Alan Grant | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

No country or group of people enjoys being reminded of the dark and immoral bits of its past. Australians are understandably uncomfortable when the su...

Why Theatre Is One Of The Most Important Tools For Social Justice

Nilaja Sun | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nilaja Sun

I am from the Lower East Side of New York. A beautifully diverse neighbourhood filled to the brim with colour, life, and the stamp of the immigrant experience. Growing up, I felt the beauty of the diversity, delighted in the taste of foods from all over the world and absorbed the sound of the many accents that dominated this unique part of the Big Apple.

Is Is Time For Trade Unions, Charities And The VCS To Find Common Cause?

John Tizard | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics
John Tizard

There could be strength in and to be gained exploring how to develop a shared and joint approach to shared challenges and issues including social injustice. Has the time come to explore? I think that it has.

The Pandora Approach To Problem Solving: Why Think Realistically When You Can Think Creatively?

Kim Pearce | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Style
Kim Pearce

It is becoming obvious why the Ancients saw Pandora with hope whilst all the ills of the world were released around her, hope is the winged possibility needed for us to think outside the box to solve our problems. It's the reminder that we are divine and we've already got what we need to solve our problems when we think creatively (not realistically).

After Grenfell, Tenants Must Take Control Of Their Housing

Andrew Pendleton | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Andrew Pendleton

The most uncomfortable truth lurking within this tragedy is that there is a stigma attached to people who live in social housing. Narrowly, this means that a discount is applied to their views when they are expressed to the relevant authorities. Broadly it also means that the lives and wellbeing of people who live in council blocks are seen as having less value than home owners.

The Tories Unleash A 'Day Of Rage' Every Day. It's Called Austerity

John Wight | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
John Wight

The enemy of justice and decency in Britain is a Tory establishment who's own 'Day of Rage' is unleashed against the poor each and every day, with the consequences all around for those who choose to see them.

'They' Say Young People Are Apathetic - They're Wrong!

Alison Powell | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Alison Powell

"They" say that young people don't vote. Well, they did yesterday. From everything I have read, the 18 - 25 year olds came out in force and their footsteps striding to the ballot box; their pencils scratching their ballot papers and the crinkle of folding paper - has been heard loud and clear across the Country in General Election 2017.

What Labour's Success Means

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

What Labour's success means is that more people are beginning to listen. Some are beginning to realise, not just that things are wrong, but that things can change for the better. Perhaps, at last, we will wake from our 40 years of grim and restless sleep...

Note To Self - My Life Story Is Not Saved As A PDF

Kim Pearce | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Style
Kim Pearce

The work of The Possibility Project is never to tell people how to live their lives or what clothes they should be buying, it's simply to demonstrate that there are many versions of doing things. At the heart of what we do is an intrinsic trust in the power of our creative spirit to make great choices for self, and when we do, our greatness will naturally flow into other people's lives.

Redeeming Prisons

Graham Tomlin | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Graham Tomlin

Some while ago I decided to spend this Holy Week with those who regularly experience the things Jesus did during his final week - prisoners, refugees,...

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Pam Jarvis | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Pam Jarvis

Perhaps, during this week in which we commemorate a religious leader whose contribution to humanity was to champion compassion and charity, we should take a little time to contemplate the burgeoning evidence which reveals the nakedness of the neoliberal emperor currently bestriding the western world?

Kendall Jenner's Slammed Pepsi Ad Is Proof Advertising Needs Diversity

Philip Ellis | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Philip Ellis

It isn't necessarily a bad thing for brands to want to be involved in activism. They have the money and the influence to potentially drive real change forward. But throwing Muslim photographers, Asian cellists and transgender activists into the supporting cast of a Kendall Jenner publicity stunt is not the way to go about it.

The Danger Of Not Taking Social Justice Work Led By Women Seriously

Nishma Jethwa | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Nishma Jethwa

Our work involves fighting for social justice - from gender equality and the eradication of modern slavery to better education and a more responsible ...

What If Depression Was A Form Of Amnesia?

Kim Pearce | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Pearce

What if depression was actually amnesia? As I started a practise of meditation I started to remember parts of self that had been long forgotten, parts that were so beyond the judging mind, parts that were peaceful, playful and connected to a much wider energy field than 'self'.

The Government Is Consulting On The Disability And Employment Gap - But We Need Action Now

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Rhidian Hughes

One public policy strand which has remained consistent over the years, irrespective of which party is in government, is the focus on employment as a w...

Forget Consensus, Lead With Common Sense For A Change

Kim Pearce | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Kim Pearce

'I think consensus is a poor substitute for leadership' Charlotte Beers. In his brilliant book; Originals - How non-conformists move the world, Adam ...

There Is No Justice Without Girls' Education - And This Is How We Achieve It

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

Image Credit: Camfed February 20th, World Day of Social Justice, is a key calendar date for those who are passionate about tackling poverty and ineq...

International Volunteering Is No Longer Just For The Rich

Philip Goodwin | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Philip Goodwin

A couple of weeks ago, it was reported in the national media that, early in her career, Education Secretary Justine Greening had been turned down for ...

Activism, No Longer A Dirty Word

William Crona | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

The term 'activist' should really be stripped of its obnoxious (and in many cases unfair) connotations and begin to be understood exactly as what it really means: acting resolutely in accordance with ones most dearly held principles. The crowds that have been marching in unity throughout the world show that this process is already under way and I urge every one of us to raise their banner alongside them in solidarity.

Am I Vegan?

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

Let's be clear here, without malice or personal agenda. As trendy as it's becoming, veganism is not an exclusive club with membership rights. It is not a cult or a diet. It is a very clearly defined social justice movement that puts animal rights at its core.