In June 2016, Journey to Justice held a taster event at the Galleries of Justice. Here we were introduced to Journey to Justice's ethos: non-violent civil disobedience, human rights, and the need to tell and continue to tell otherwise neglected stories about ordinary people taking action against the powerful. In the ten months since, local people have come together and created an exhibition that tells untold stories of people in Nottingham taking action against injustice. Our exhibition opened on Saturday 1 April at the newly refurbished National Justice Museum. On display are stories about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s and the ways in which local people have fought against racism, homophobia, and poverty.
On Thursday 20 April, this hard work culminates in an exhibition launch event. We will meet at Nottingham Castle, a historic site for local acts of resistance, where we will hear speeches from local activists. From there, we will march to Speaker's Corner where more speeches will be given by local activists, and arrive at the National Justice Museum at approximately 6:15 pm for a drinks reception. Once here, we will hear from the Director of the National Justice Museum, a local choir will perform protest songs, and you will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition at your own leisure.
We hope that you will be able to join us for this truly unique and novel launch event to celebrate the work we've done and the people of Nottingham who have fought tirelessly for a better world.
Admission is free. RSVP so that the Museum can plan refreshments adequately: firstname.lastname@example.org