Rui Jin

I am working to set up a community cinema which aims to promote cultural representation and tackle social isolation. I am also working on a campaign to promote organ donation awareness among the BAME community.

Ruvi Mutyambizi

So, I am a Human Rights and Legal Studies LLM student. I am interested in the issue of refugee adoption vs kinship rights. I am a voluntary Children's Champion for UNICEF. I am also building a campaign about refugee adoption. So far I have done campaign advocacy for refugee mother's and this is ongoing work. Finally I recently joined the trustee group for WASDEV, a relatively new organisation with women action for sustainable development in mind.

Samah Bushra Ahmed

I work in the social sector supporting / advocating for vulnerable groups in the community. I worked in the refugee field for several years in charities, local government, and I volunteer. I am originally from Sudan. I studied Social Science and later on I studied International Development. I am a founder and director for a small community interest organisation that works for refugees in UK and overseas. I am also a freelance writer and trainer. I am advocate by nature, this makes me glad that I have this skill to make positive change in the lives of people who need advocacy.

Shaira Begum

I campaign for social justice and climate justice issues and believe that the two go hand in hand. My campaigning looks at the intersectionality of the relationships between climate and gender equality and all the complexities. I currently work with the Women's Environmental Network as a Coordinator. I have also been campaigning with My Fair London and the Equality Trust, working on putting an equality manifesto together ahead of the upcoming elections. I am a member of the Ella Baker School of Community Organizing and am a graduate from the Training on Transformation UK programme.

Sharifa James

I'm an activist for marginalised voices in the community, that's where my passion lies. I'm one of the Co-founders of Kiki Bristol, a LGBTQ+ people of colour social group. I'm also work for Gloucestershire Football Association as their inclusion and diversity board. I'm a panel member for Bristol city council as the BAME LGBTQ+ representative. I support Queer sports and trying to set up a Queer, trans and non binary football session and gym in the city. For my full time job I work with LGBT+ over 50s, working around isolation loneliness and training staff in Bristol to work with older LGBT+.

Shauna Lacy

I am the Campaign and Youth Engagement Officer at an organisation called Savera UK. Savera UK supports those at risk of honour based abuse and harmful practices and also campaigns to eradicate harmful traditions such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation. I am passionate about empowering young people to speak out about these issues as well as giving them a platform to lead on issues that concern them. I believe that culture is beautiful and should be celebrated, but we have to campaign to put an end to cultural practices that violate basic human rights.

Sophia Alexandra Hall

Hey! My name’s Sophia and I’m a Care Leaver. A care leaver is anyone who has spent time in the UK’s care system as a child. Last year, I became the first person from a foster care background to graduate from my college at the University of Oxford. It was then I decided to set up a YouTube channel offering advice on how to navigate the foster care system; thus CareLeaverSophia was born! Since starting my channel, I’ve spoken at multiple conferences, been featured in the Guardian and the Big Issue, won awards from two fostering organisations, and attended the Queen’s Garden party.

Tessa

I’m Tessa, a queer, feminist, anti-border abolitionist, campaigning to put an end to immigration detention and borders. As member of the visiting group SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) and a person of Chinese descent, I have worked closely with Chinese-speaking people affected by the UK’s racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic border regimes, and hope to encourage more people within Chinese-speaking communities to get involved in campaigning and show solidarity with our siblings, and all people, in immigration detention.

Toyin Jimoh

I am a freelance photographer/filmmaker. I am passionate about women; I am a feminist. I will like to use my campaign to fight for equality amongst women, people of colour and childhood sexual abuse. I am particularly drawn towards refugees and asylum seekers, finding ways to use my skills in filmmaking through the media to portray the harsh living conditions they are subjected to.

Viv Gordon

I am a theatre maker/arts & mental health campaigner/survivor activist. I make work that creatively articulates trauma narratives based on my lived experience as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, to forge survivor voice, visibility & community & agitate for change. I campaign for access & inclusion for artists/audiences with mental health needs in the arts sector, curating events & offering mentoring/consultancy . I am currently piloting a research project to develop trauma informed dentistry and making new work to draw attention to the statistic of 11 million adults survivors in the UK.

Zain Hafeez

I am Zain, currently completing a degree in Philosophy and Global Studies. I campaign for marginalised groups including asylum seekers and refugees. I aim to give the minorities in our society a platform where they have a voice for themselves. I have first hand experiences of the injustice and the inadequacies of our judicial system and the obstacles asylum seekers and refugees go through. I also campaign for access to higher education, right to employment and aim to raise awareness of the psychological implications the asylum process have which doesn't get enough attention it requires.

Drukthar

I am Drukthar born in Tibet, currently National Director of Students’ for Free Tibet UK. My fundamental interest and campaigning are human right and democracy for the Tibetans.

Yusra Diriye

I am a Black Muslim Poet, Student and Writer. I study Politics and Development Studies and identify as as a Feminist and social justice activist. I campaign for Memorial 2007; a charity organisation seeking to erect the first national memorial commemorating the victims of the Transatlantic slave trade in Britain. I am passionate about learning as I am a firm believer in knowledge is power.

Alex Williams

I'm a music creator & youth worker currently co-ordinating a youth arts & social action project. My experience in the music industry compliments my youth work as it allows me to share first hand experience with young people and offer my guidance & support in their personal development & career aspirations. I am very passionate about supporting the journey of young aspiring artists & change makers as I understand how difficult it can be to have your voice heard. I strongly feel there are a lack of accessible facilities, resources & arts based opportunities in my local area.

Sherrie Smith

I am a passionate campaigner, activist for Gypsy Roma and Traveller rights. I am project manager at a charity in Hertfordshire. I work mainly around hate crime and equality for Travellers. I have just finished my BA at Goldsmiths in community development, social science and youth work. I am proud mum to two strong, gentle, kind teenage girls. My greatest achievement.

Zobia Shahid

I am a young, visibly Muslim woman, primarily involved in organising and mobilising around Palestine. After having faced heavy repercussions for my work as a student activist due to my identity, I’ve begun developing campaigns to challenge anti-Muslim sentiment and the surveillance of Muslim students.

Chloe Batten

I’m Chloe! I've just completed my university degree, during which studying quickly became secondary to my increasing involvement in campaigning. I’m motivated by the racist and sexist violence of neoliberal, neocolonial capitalism that puts profit before people and normalises harm to those it marginalises. I fight for the right of Black and those of ethnic minority, women, disabled people, queer, trans and intersex people, to safety, care and joy. At the heart of my activism is the importance of intersectional and reflective approaches to fighting for liberation so that no one is left behind.

Georgia Wiggin

My name is Georgia Wiggin and I am an 18 year old student. My campaign is centred around making the world a better place for QTIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour). Currently, I am running a Twitter and Instagram account which posts advice, news and other relevant things related to being LGBTQ+ and a person of colour. I have plans to extend into the campaign community!

Fatima Iftikhar

I believe individuals have the power and potential to shape a better world. I have supported 1000s of young people to do this through social action. In particular I work to ensure that young people from under-represented backgrounds have access to these opportunities, so we can transform who is tackling the most pressing issues in our society, and ensure it is those who are affected by them and understand them. I am passionate about building a diverse Social Impact sector and am currently setting up #POCIMPACT, a community that supports, connects and recognises People of Colour in the sector

Christie Miedema

I am campaigner for Clean Clothes Campaign, an international network that aims to improve labour rights in the garment industry world-wide. I care deeply about human rights, social justice, and the dangers of the climate crisis. Beyond my work I am therefore also in my spare time active in campaigns for human rights in Belarus and Ukraine, with mounting concerns about the situation in Poland as well. Furthermore, I try to live my life with attention for the environment and am happy if I can contribute to political change by taking part in actions on that subject as well.

Florence Goddard

I work for Time to Change; a campaign which challenges the stigma surround mental illness and aims to get people talking about mental health. I am passionate about health and inequality and believe that everyone should have access to good quality mental and physical health care in every area of the world.

Tope Mayomi

I am a social sciences student, passionate about working towards an abolitionist future. I am particularly interested in campaigning with a focus on how the experiences of women, queer people and those with mental ill health are compounded by the criminal punishment system. I am also the co-president of the King's College London Intersectional Feminist Society and volunteer as an Appropriate Adult.

Holly Moyse

My name is Holly and I am currently at university doing a Masters degree in Dramatherapy. I am passionate about changing attitudes and behaviours around mental health/illness by being involved in various projects to challenge stigmatising views. Through these projects and my work role as a Regional Coordinator for Rethink Mental Illness, I have been educating professionals (such as teachers, psychiatrists and the police) about mental health/illness and how misconceptions around mental health problems can affect people lives, especially with people who they support in their profession.

Basha Wells Dion

I am passionate about challenging the stigma surrounding mental illness. I work with children and young people with lived experience to support them to tell their stories and inspire others to change their attitudes and behaviour. My personal interests include eating disorders, and issues surrounding mental health in the education system.

Ibrahim Abdella

I am a scientist. On 2014, I decided to use my scientific experience in advocating for LGBTQ+ rights in my home country, Egypt, and succeed over the years to produce valuable statistics and reports about that in Arabic and English. Right now I am trying to relaunch my activism from here, UK, in order to support my community back home.

Zakia Jabeen

I have seen first hand how mental health stigma can destroy a person and thier family. I want to make sure that through my work and campaigning people learn the importance and severity of mental health issues. We need to work together to heal, live and grow no matter what we go through.

Darran McLaughlin

I have been heavily involved in lots of different campaigning, but I see it all as part of the same fight. I organised a big festival of politics and culture called Bristol Transformed. I have been doing a lot of campaigning for the Labour Party, and am currently shortlisted as a councilor candidate. I am engaged in campaigning for Labour for a Green New Deal and have been meeting with environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion, Youth Strike 4 Climate and Friends of the Earth.

Bethan Sproat

I’m most involved in Extinction Rebellion North East but also a member of the Labour Party, Friends of the Earth and Stand Up To Racism. I campaign for social justice and climate justice and believe that the two go hand in hand. Extinction Rebellion has given me the confidence to tell the truth about the climate and ecological breakdown and take part in non-violent direct action. I grew up in the North East and have a degree in Geography from Royal Holloway University of London.

Kai Grygier

I'm a survivor activist and dramatherapist, passionate about creating spaces for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to speak out, support each other, and engage in activism. Finding a community of survivors has changed my life, and in my projects and with my PhD research I aim to make this possible for other survivors, especially at a younger age, so that they can know they are not alone. I believe as a society we have a responsibility to ensure that survivors of sexual violence have support and better access to education, healthcare, and full participation in society.

Shahd Mousalli

My name is Shahd. I did my master degree in Gender and International Development at University of Warwick. My deep commitment to justice in its various forms drives my campaigning work. At the moment، I am working on a digital-based initiative "Maps for Syria" which is governed by the principle: property and housing rights are human rights. The initiative seeks to document Syrian refugees' rights to their houses that at risk of confiscation by the Syrian government.The initiative heavily relies on different forms of campaigning to highlight the timely importance of this particular issue.

Omie Dale

I am an LGBTQ+, intersectionality and inclusivity activist, currently focusing on swimming and leisure pools as a centre for communities, and how to make swimming - and leisure centres - an inclusive space for all.

Lotte Marley

I am a keen environmentalist who works to reduce my own carbon footprint as much as possible. I am also campaigning for the government to take the climate crisis seriously and put in measures to avoid reaching the tipping point. A particular aspect of my campaigning is around climate justice and the disparities between the global north who are polluting the most and the global south who feel the biggest consequences. I also work with young refugees as to how myself and others can best help them to integrate into our city.

Vidya Maharaj

I campaigning for counselling and psychotherapy training courses to 'embody' race and racism issues it their training rather than include them as a one of weekend module on equality and diversity which often covers all inequalities. I'd argue that all inequalities need to be embodied in the structure of courses.

Natalia Kowalik

I’m an international relations student (doing my bachelor’s degree this summer #fingerscrossed) and I study law too. My passion for knowledge is as strong as my need for social commitment. That’s why despite many responsibilities I decided to join my organization, Akcja Demokraja – first as a volunteer and later as a worker. I’m mostly interested in politics, which I believe is possible to be fair. It is actually need for fairness and inter-human solidarity that keep me busy. If I am able to help other to struggle or hart less, and I have more possibilities to do so, why shouldn’t I?

Claire Jenkins

I am a 70 year old trans woman and a convert to the Catholic Church. I was married with 4 children until I transitioned from male to female at 50 years of age. In 2013 I was awarded a PhD from the University of Sheffield for my research into the effect of transitioning on the family members. I promoted trans equality in the trade union movement through the NUT. I also have 22 years secondary school teaching experience, 12 of which were as a deputy-headteacher. Currently I am working/campaigning to enable lgbt+ Catholics to engage more fully in the church, both locally and nationally.

Sam Gonçalves

I work in the creative sector in Dundee and do bits of freelance filmmaking and writing here and there. I'm originally from Brazil, now dual Scottish citizen, and care deeply about the treatment of immigrants and refugees. I've been volunteering with a Scottish organisation visiting Immigration Detention Centres and supporting the people in there. I've also been attempting to develop ways to campaign against immigration detention in a Scottish context.

George Briley

I am a member of the London Renters' Union (LRU) and one of the coordinators of our Member Solidarity working group. I am interested in organising in the varied intersections of the housing crisis, looking how to build the everyday experiences of exploitive renting into a wider politics of solidarity across London. I also keep busy organising within the Lewisham branch of the LRU, as a member of the Ivy House Union part of BAFWU, and with the IWGB at Goldsmiths University where I'm a research student looking into community wealth building, local planning and the cooperative workplace.

Zoe Howe

I am 20 years old and live in rural Dorset. I have grown up with someone who has a learning disability and have seen firsthand the difficulties people face. I work for a charity called People First Dorset which helps adults with learning disabilities to be part of the community and have their voices heard. I started as a volunteer in 2017, and in January 2019 I began working full time for them. We campaign through a number of ways, our most recent was by making a music video which showed the barriers people with learning disabilities face, called "I can't get to you".

Mags Szarota

I am a disability studies researcher and activist. Active member of the grass-root movement of disabled women in Poland and beyond. Co-founder of the first Polish NGO run by and for women with disabilities. I co-create Humanity in Action Poland - an award winning human rights educational organization. PhD dual candidate at the Polish Academy of Sciences and Lancaster University researching feminist disability movement.

Ana Clara Toledo

Hi! I'm Ana, nice to meet you :) I work in a brazilian activism lab called Nossas, dedicated to bringing people closer to politics and creating campaigns that have real impact on public policies. We have projects focused on cities, women's rights, solidarity and violence - and I work a bit in all of them! Now, I'm especially dedicated in spreading our campaigning capacity through the whole country with our capacity building programs.