Mohammed Albaz

Enhancing the standards of living of asylum seekers by their hands and experiences via bettering the services which provided to them. I, Mohammed Albaz, 24 year-old activist from Palestine, working with other youth to evaluate organisations services and trying to give feedbacks and recommendations to them. One of main reasons of doing so is that the organisations here are not provide well-service and they do not ask if there is a need to the provided services or not. We, asylum seekers, know how and what we need and will decide it by ourselves.

Sirumpa Waranon

I am an art therapist working with children and teenagers. I care about nature and love plants, trees and flowers. I like walking in the park and and spending time in the kitchen when I am free. Recently, I am interested about "minimalist".

Barbara Bargiel

I have always worked with vulnerable people in my community in various different capacities. Currently I am involved in projects with The Advocacy Project ensuring that service users are treated fairly and access the best support in Hackney and City of London. I am passionate about holding individuals or institutions to account. My campaign aspires to shift the focus away from survivors of familial abuse inflicted by siblings onto the perpetrators who go on to occupy positions of power and authority. I would like to break down the barriers survivors face when attempting to get the justice.

Jacqui Haynes

My comrades and I are involved in campaigning for North Kensington and beyond. against the policy allowances that resulted in the Grenfell Fire and all of the issues which exploded as part of this recovery. Environmental, housing, fire safety, community involvement in policy making, legal justice & Human rights advancement.....the list goes on!!

Darcey Williamson

I am a youth worker who employs a ‘rights-based’ practice through critical informal education. My practice is a catalyst for change, where my role is to support marginalised young people to reflect and act upon the power dynamics and social structures that govern their lives. Young people are often ignored by society or stigmatised as ‘the problem’. Through my practice, I support young people to build grassroots campaigns to challenge these injustices. I also seek to combat the risk of youth work programmes being a form of institutionalisation and discipline, upholding the status quo.

Zunaira Malik

I've been a campaigner since I was a teenager. I'm keen to explore ways environmental messaging can be made more relatable for all people, linking to social issues like race and poverty and building intersectional movements. I love exploring the different values people hold, identifying alternative narratives and celebrating diversity as this is what makes us so interesting...obviously! During my 9-5, I work for a youth environmental organisation called Action for Conservation, where I can be found delivering our WildED workshops in school or having fun at our nature camps!

Michelle Ezeuko

My name is Michelle Ezeuko and I campaign for migration issues and specifically against the hostile environment in the UK. I have been campaigning about this for 5 years now. I have since been a youth rights trainer (training professionals about the immigration system from a young migrants perspective, spoken on the BBC about the hostile environment and spoken in parliament about the immigration high fees. I am also campaigning for the first national memorial commemorating the souls lost to the transatlantic slave trade we currently have a space in Hyde park but need to raise 4 million pounds.

Sagar Sumaria

I am a raw vegan, yoga loving advocate. I am very passionate about maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. I am born of the Jain faith, which at its core its belief is Ahimsa (peace, non-violence) to all beings. I make efforts to live in this way throughout my life. I am advocate and campaign for industrial hemp and medical Cannabis, due to the potential of its huge positive impact for the planet and society. I have taken positions of influence within several networks so as to broaden my network and understand other narratives. I enjoy watching the Two Ronnies and all Carry On movies.

Pauline Ankunda

I'm a student, intersectional feminist and activist. I campaign for Memorial 2007 to erect the first national memorial commemorating the victims of the Translantic slave trade in Britain.

Aggie Sibanda

I’m an extrovert, I love meeting people, sharing ideas and learning. I campaign for These Walls Must Fall (Liverpool). I campaign against immigration detention. I believe that no-one is illegal and if you’ve not committed any crime, then why are you being put in prison like conditions??? I also campaign with LARA (Liverpool asylum and refugee association). I fight for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees; things such as proper housing, speaking to local Mp’s and councils to stand with us and sharing our stories to the public to educate and inform.

Jack Swan

Three things inspire my activism. The first is frustration when people moan without solutions. The second is watching other people grow. Finally, the conversations I have during campaigns remind me of my own privilege and the need to put it to good use.

Tobi Adebajo

I am a community focused artist/activist and my campaigning looks like creating safe, accessible spaces - specifically for QTIBPOC and Dis/abled black and brown folx. As a disabled, queer single parent, my first hand experiences of disenfranchisement and lack of access to resources needed for survival in an inaccessible world motivates my passion for uplifting voices and bodies that would be otherwise overlooked / unseen / unheard. I work within the communities I exist in and perform for, holding events and workshops that I hope are empowering for all who attend. "

Robin Wells

I campaign on climate change. I organise with groups such as Reclaim the Power and use my YouTube channel 'This is Not a Drill with Poppy and Robin', to encourage people to take action. Why? Earth is the basis of any and every project of value we have, and it is necessary if we want to survive. But our collective home is in desperate need of care and repair. So, we must act.

Samar Khan

I am a second generation British Pakistani that recently graduated in physics and philosophy. I am motivated by alleviating the segregation along racial and gender lines in and between communities in the same city. I am surveying the extent to which integration is valuable, required and possible.

Jola Olafimihan

I campaign for the rights of BME and migrant women and girls at the Angelou Centre, which is a feminist BME women lead charity in the North East. I also advocate for those who are vulnerable are targeted because of their race, gender, and sexuality within our community. I challenge the injustices we face from our social structures, policies, laws, and procedures, demanding change and justice. These are continuously perpetrated against us, abusing and violating our rights and destroying hopes and lives. These policies such as “no recourse to public funds”, “hostile environment.”

Ella Daish

I am an environmentalist who started campaigning in February 2018 to make all menstrual products plastic-free. My online petition calls on manufacturers and supermarkets to make change happen by eliminating plastic from their period products and packaging. I have learnt so much about plastic pollution during this short time and I’m determined to learn everything about where it comes from, how it negatively impacts the environment and how it can be eradicated. I’m dedicated to raising awareness on this issue and passionate about making the planet a better place for all.

Nadia Hafedh

I'm Nadia and much of my activism focuses on the Decolonising Academia movement, I am passionate about reimagining academia and empowering students to challenge staff members on a variety of topics from eurocentric curriculums to racism in the classroom. I'm also part of a couple of research collectives where we look at injustices both domestically and globally. I campaign on a variety of issues, from gentrification to racism, and am passionate about working collectively with others to dismantle systems of oppression in all the spaces I engage in.

Méfi Diallo

I am a black queer woman originally from France but living in Brighton since 2014. I am passionate about writing and consider myself as an intersectional feminist. Poetry/spoken word is a way for me to express and explore my views which I share during queer events. My campaign is a response to systemic racism present within queer communities but barely addressed. The aim is to create awareness and PoC support by building an online community compound of PoC and allies. #nomorewhiteignorance

Nancy Mukoro

Hi, my name is Nancy and without doubt I'm passionate about social justice and change, specifically as it relates to the workplace. I've a history of campaigning for workplace justice ie matters that negatively effect and impact vulnerable groups of individuals within the workplace eg campaigns relating to migrant workers and their right to sick pay, holidays & pensions, dignity at work campaigns, as well as campaigns relating to race, disability & gender equality. I'm very much looking forward to Bootcamp 15, meeting other campaigners & putting into practice what I will have learnt.

Ken Macharia

Campaign for perception of LGBT+ individuals in Kenya through the removal of anti LGBT+ laws and change of social attitudes, also campaigning against the ill treatment of asylum seekers in the UK. To get the UK to implement the very nice policies they have on paper.

Robin Nelson

I'm Robin, a university student from Leeds. I'm currently studying International Relations and Peace Studies and I volunteer in my spare time. I am passionate about my local community and campaigning for equality. I particularly campaign on environmental issues, transgender rights and LGBT+ rights in general.

Zeeshan Saeed

I am a campaigner based in Manchester campaigning for an end to detention. I am part of the These Walls Must Fall group in Manchester.

Lesley Illingworth

I am Lesley Illingworth visual artist and disability campaigner. I am attending the 15 Bootcamp to join with and learn how other people are addressing their campaign experiences. Then to make plans and begin to create, develop and market an educational online experience pack firstly for Members of Parliament to learn about Institutionalised Disability Oppression. To help to address and call out the oppressions occuring within our institutions in society in 2019.

Florence Obadeyi

I am a woman living with HIV. Over the last 19 years I have been involved in campaigning to stop stigma experienced by people living with HIV. Everyone everyone needs to know that U equals U. U=U. Which means that when a person living with HIV is on effective medication they can not pass on HIV as the virus in the body is too little to pass on therefore the person has a undetectable viral load. I want everyone to know this so that the stigma of HIV will hopefully reduce and possibly stop as people will have less fear of HIV.

Raj Prashar

I try to raise awareness of the fact that racism impacts the health, well-being, and even the lives of some people. I would like to establish active groups where BAME people can come together and talk freely about their experiences, while being supported at the same time. I hate injustice, and one of my biggest passions is the fight for equality and justice for all. My own experiences have led me to work with others at challenging and overcoming the rise of race-based inequalities.

Tom Maidment

I am an activist engineer primarily campaigning on climate change, although I am also passionate about reducing the factors that disproportionately disadvantage young people in rural communities and getting more people into STEM. I am part of Fossil Free Coventry and Technical Director of E.Mission, a group working to help people understand the carbon footprint of their food and give them the tools to reduce it.

Calu Lema

I'm a non-binary Latinx activist passionate about LGBTQ+ visibility and representation. I co-founded Queer Newham, an initiative that raises awareness of sexual and gender diversity, and supports the well-being of LGBTQ+ residents in East London. As an intersectional feminist I promote inclusive spaces and work on anti-oppression challenging prejudice and identity based violence. As a facilitator and an artist I have designed journeys for different audiences; encouraging people to connect with themselves and others beyond the labels and the layers of our identities, is at the core of my work.

Alison Little

I am a visual artist and writer based in Liverpool. In addition to my work within the creative sector I help to organise the Reclaim the Night March in Liverpool. My campaign is to change the way in which rape is reported, investigated and convicted by the authorities and the Police Force in particular.

Gemma Wallace

I work for young people and try to ensure they are heard at all levels to develop a better understanding of whatever issue they are facing or trying to raise awareness of.

Sulafa AlShami

I work for Crisis Action, an advocacy and campaigns organization working to protect civilians from armed conflict by coordinating NGO action on a global level. I am based in Beirut, Lebanon and work primarily on our Yemen campaign, focusing on amplifying local voices from the ground and elsewhere.

Ibtehal Hussain

I'm heavily involved in anti-arms activism and my work involves actively engaging with passionate students and communities about addressing our responsibility and complicity in an attempt at solidarity. My work on anti-arms trade stems from my passion to fight racism, understanding how I was fuelling the arms trade (in many unintended ways) and my identity. I have organised and worked specifically on issues of demilitarisation, anti-racism and Palestine solidarity.

Vuyana Mthimkulu

What keeps me busy about the issues l care for is meeting other activists that have direct experiences, knowing that they are so many people out there who care and support who are willing to challenge the community.

Majeda Ibrahim Krban

I am a human rights defender and a feminist activist - that makes me responsible for keeping an eye on all the violations and abuses which happened against women in my country, especially now because it has a conflict! To do this I have to campaign and advocate on all the issues related to human rights... I am interested to be trained on how to do this in a way can convince the others to help and advocate my case . So I always try to expand my network to have as many friends, human rights NGOs and even people in the streets to tell them about what happened in my country.

Josephine Larcher

I’m Josephine originally from Wales now living in the south East, I’m mum to two young girls, one of whom is Autistic. Having a child with special needs has thrust me into the world of special needs and disability education (SEND). I’ve become very accustomed to the lack of provision, the onus on parents to fight for their children’s right to an education. I’m passionate about wanting better for children and young people who already face too many challenges in life.

Cookie Kai-Whitewind

I have joined a newly formed group, Bound By Injustice, which supports those affected by wrongful convictions. We are in the early stages of campaigning for greater awareness of the wide implications and impact of such convictions and I am currently involved in fundraising. I passionately believe wrongful convictions, and the variable impact of these, is grossly under reported, understood or researched. I believe the psychological impact, the sense of isolation, fear and anxiety, can be eased by uniting with others experiencing the same and further believe that such contact can lead to change.

Mirriam Mutanda

My faith coupled with my personal experience here in the UK and back in my native country have been a catalyst in my campaigning for social justice in society. I believe that together we can help create; safe, just, peaceful, caring, responsible societies that allow for integration and that we can embrace and celebrate our diversity and live in societies where there is liberty and freedom and where everyones human rights are upheld. I have always endeavoured to be 'voice for the voiceless' and I have done this by using my creatitve skills to engage in activism.

Sophie Morrison

I work at Peace Pledge Union primarily overseeing the white poppy campaign, which promotes remembrance for all victims of war, of all nationalities, and symbolises a challenge to the militarisation of some Remembrance ceremonies. At PPU we also campaign around issues of militarisation within wider society. I'm particularly interested in this in relation to the targeting of young working class people into the armed forces, especially through events and activities designed to make life in the armed forces seem like great fun.

Zlakha Ahmed

I am passionate about violence against women and have been campaigning on related issues now for the past 22 years. I am vocal in my local community as well as regionally & nationally, voicing issues affecting particularly BME women & girls. I have spoken at national events on islamophobia, racism, sexual violence & domestic violence. As well as having led as well as supported many petitions and rallies.

Alia Schwelling

My main political and research interests evolve around the topics of intersectional feminism, queerness, anti-racism, decoloniality, migration and anti-capitalism and I have been involved in several social justice projects related to these topics. I am particularly interested in the intersection of anti-Muslim racism and forms of patriarchal oppression, such as queer-phobia and misogyny. I just finished MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS and will be moving back to Berlin.

Yemi Amusan-Fagborun

I am a qualified teacher, now I am a Pastor and CEO of a charity. I have BA Hons (Peace Studies) and MA (Women’s Studies). I am a qualified school teacher with NCE in Business Studies, worked many years in primary and secondary schools. For my MA degree in Women’s Studies I researched ‘Effects of Polygamy.’ I am a national campaigner on female genital mutilation (FGM) and very keen about gender violence. I currently coordinate Bradford community multi-agency that brings together public, community and voluntary sectors and professionals.