Posts Tagged: activism

‘I survived 7/7 bombings after getting on London Underground in a different place as I was late – now I help mums who have lost their sons to ISIS’

‘I survived 7/7 bombings after getting on London Underground in a different place as I was late – now I help mums who have lost their sons to ISIS’

JAN Trust CEO Sajda Mughal OBE, spoke to My London about her traumatic experience of surviving the 7/7 London bombings and what has changed — and what hasn’t changed — on counterterrorism, seventeen years on.   Read more here or below. In the wake of the devastating terrorist attack 17 years ago that claimed 52 …

What does Instagram activism do, anyway?

What does Instagram activism do, anyway?

Is sharing Instagram graphics an important way of organising and educating, or an exercise in performative wokeness? Instagram, the land of brunch photos and fitness bloggers, has not always been a political platform. But, in the last year, with the increasing online visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement, the app has seen a boom …

Overcoming White fragility is the first step towards anti-racism

Overcoming White fragility is the first step towards anti-racism

Discomfort with confronting whiteness, and a fear of being labelled as ‘racist’, is preventing White people from engaging in important conversations about race.  The last year has seen the explosion of a global conversation about race, with an increased focus on the importance of being anti-racist. However, conversations about racism can often find themselves shut …

The power of language as a tool in excluding others

The power of language as a tool in excluding others

In this blog post we’ll be breaking down the language associated with BAME individuals in the public media, the influence this has on how we think and refer to others who we may perceive to be different from ourselves. Language is the core of our society and civilisation. Did you know that language first developed ...