Journey to Justice: exhibition invitation and ‘Train the Trainers’ course

Saturday 4th April 2015
Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Please join us for the launch of our stunning new exhibition, Journey to Justice: Learning from Human Rights Movements Past and Present. From the US civil rights movement to Tyneside’s struggles for social justice, come along and hear stories you’ve seldom heard, told by the people who made it happen. Featuring:

Archie Sibeko, ANC activist, trade unionist and freedom fighter; Chi Onwurah MP, Newcastle Central; Space2; Keith Hodgson; Children North East; Professor Brian Ward, Northumbria University; NESS and Kingsmeadow Community Choirs; Parul Motin – poetry; Benny Graham and Johnny Handle; Bethany Elen Coyle – compere

12.30pm – exhibition preview
1.30pm – ribbon cutting by Marcia Saunders, former US civil rights worker
2- 4pm – grand opening in the Great Hall

Tickets are free, but please book on Eventbrite:

You can find out more via the website ( and this article in The Chronicle:


Monday April 13th and Tuesday April 14th 10am – 4pm
King’s Gate, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

As part of its Footsteps to Freedom in the North East programme, Journey to Justice is running a two-day Train the Trainers course for teachers, youth and community workers and anyone interested in developing their practice using our unique combination of human rights history, the arts and social change.

Participants are welcome to book for one or two days.
Number of places: 15 per day
Cost: £50 per day includes lunch

Day One: Monday April 13
Movement for Change
With Jack Madden, a Community Organiser at Movement for Change. Jack has developed leaders across the country and helped them build powerful local alliances and run campaigns that have won change on a variety of issues – developing rural transport services, improving job centre services for job seekers, and taking on problems in the private rented housing market. Participants will enjoy a variety of activities focused on: building power to act collectively for common good; negotiation & learning about strategy.

Day Two: Tuesday April 14
Facing History and Ourselves
With Michael McIntyre, Senior Programme Co-ordinator, UK Facing History and Ourselves. Michael is an experienced teacher/trainer. He delivers courses which engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide and mass violence such as the US Civil Rights Movement, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. Participants will enjoy learning Facing History’s interactive approach to aspects of US Civil Rights history, learning particularly about how non-violent methods helped achieve political and social change. Free resources & follow-up support.

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