Bristol Programme

Journey to Justice

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Journey to Justice is a national charity aimed at using the arts, history and digital media to inspire and inform about human rights, to tell the untold stories of local campaigners against injustice in their communities and to bring people of all backgrounds and ages together to share skills and experiences to make their cities better and fairer places. During October 2017 Journey to Justice brings a full programme of exciting and innovative exhibitions, arts events, public debates, historic walking tours, training programmes, practical workshops and installations across the city to highlight past and present struggles for social justice in Bristol and elsewhere.

Many events are free. Some require booking. Further details of the Bristol programme and booking information can be found here.

‘Outstories’:  The History of Bristol’s LGBT Community Exhibition
Mon 2 – Sun 29 October, Central Library opening times
Central Library Foyer, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL
Free
Revealing individual stories of persecution, discrimination and LGBT rights campaigning in Bristol through the ages. Find out more about OutStories Bristol.

The Fight For Rights Exhibition
Mon 2 – Sun 29 October, Central Library opening times
Central Reference Library, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL
Free
The local journey; from anti slavery to civil rights and equality is featured here in seldom seen material from Bristol Central Library’s world-class historic collection.

Journey to Justice Travelling Exhibition
Wed 4 – Sun 29 October, Mon-Fri 08:00-16:30, Sat/Sun 08:00–15:30
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ
Free
This exhibition on the US civil rights movement tells the extraordinary story of some of the less well-known women, men and children involved, its music and its links to the UK. What is it that makes a human rights movement succeed? How can choices made by ordinary people lead to significant social and political change?

Journey to Justice Bristol Exhibitions
Wed 4 – Sun 29 October, Mon-Fri 08:00-16:30, Sat/Sun 08:00–15:30
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ
Free
Including a timeline of Bristol’s long and vibrant history of social activism and social justice to the present day; the Bristol Bus Boycott in 1963, which paved the path for UK legislation on race equality; Peaches Golding, a family’s journey to Justice – from slavery to human rights campaigning to England’s first black High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant; Refusing To Kill – Bristol’s First World War conscientious objectors.

Talks include: Peaches Golding in conversation with Madge Dresser (Wed 4 October); St Matthias lecture delivered by Mona Siddiqui on the theme of social justice (Tue 10 October); Vivienne Jackson on social justice, Jews and the refugee experience in Britain (Wed 11 October).

Guided walks include: Barton Hill Cotton Workers (Sun 8 October); Bristol Women Campaigners, Rioters and Workers, c. 1640-2000, led by Madge Dresser (Mon 16 October); Strangers to the City: Untold Stories of Ethnic Minorities and Refugees in Bristol, 1200-1963, led by Madge Dresser (Tue 17 October); Hands Across the City, which culminates with a celebratory event around College Green (Sun 29 October).

Other events include: Daughters of Igbo Women, Untold stories of The Georgian House (Wed 4-Thu 5 October); Proclaiming Justice – An Evening of Poetry, Music and Art (Fri 13 October); Poetry for Social Justice Workshop (Sat 14 October);  a symposium titled Brave, Poor (and Invisible) – The Gatekeepers of Past and Future Cities (Fri 20 October); There IS Black in the Union Jack – film screening (Sat 21 October); Story Slam on the theme of social justice (Sun 22 October).

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