Esmat Jeraj


Esmat works as a community organiser for Citizens UK. She project managed a national commission looking at barriers Muslims in the UK experience participating in public life, which led to the publication of the Missing Muslims report. She also organises for Sponsor Refugees, looking at community sponsorship.  In her spare time, Esmat is a community activist passionate about intersectional feminism, racial and religious equality and empowering diaspora and minority communities through training and mentoring.

Nonhlanhla Makuyana


Activist and artist Nonhlanhla graduated from Bootcamp 10. She is currently working on building youth engagement with Positive Money, a campaigning organisation which is working towards a fairer, more sustainable and democratic economy. Nonhlanhla has a passion for educating and giving young people a platform to become active agents in shaping society for the better, and ensuring that people of colour have a voice in economic debates.

Joshua Virasami

Lead Facilitator

Joshua is an artist, writer and political organiser whose work intersects across political struggles. He has been involved in various movements including Occupy and Black Lives Matter. Joshua has spent time studying and travelling abroad to learn and understand more about radical political traditions, for example in Balochistan, Kurdistan and Mauritius where his family hails from. He uses writing, film, music and direct action to educate, agitate and organise toward social change. Joshua is an experienced facilitator and this will be his fifth time facilitating at Bootcamp.

Aliyah Rawat

Aliyah is an activist, educator and creative who has campaigned on issues relating to race, gender, sexuality, mental health and inclusive education. They currently work in arts education supporting young people in accessing performing arts while delivering and facilitating practical sessions, and they have worked across campaigns from large organisations like Time To Change to local grassroots groups. Outside of that, Aliyah is also a spoken word and drag artist and they are finishing up an MA in Film, writing mostly on music video, body politics and performance.