Systemic Justice’s report, “Surfacing Systemic (In)justices: A community view” is out on Tuesday 27 September 2022. In it, we share the findings from our comprehensive Europe-wide community consultation, mapping priorities for action within racial, social, and economic justice movements. To launch the report, we’re inviting friends, partners, and community members to celebrate with us in person in London and online.
We will be kicking off the evening by sharing report findings, followed by a panel conversation on climate justice and the intersection with racial, social, and economic justice. The evening will finish with a special musical performance from London Contemporary Voices. Join us!
When: Tuesday 27 September, 18.00 GMT+1/BST (doors open at 17.30)
Where: Shoreditch Town Hall, London and online streaming (above)
Tatu (she/her) is part of the BIPoC Black Earth Climate Justice Collective and is based in Berlin. With decolonial, queer feminist and ecological perspectives, Black Earth advocates for an intersectional climate movement and narratives. Next to her work with the collective, Tatu enjoys cycling, caring for the plants on her balcony and recharging at one of the many lakes around Berlin.
Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah is a BreatheLife champion and founder of the Ella Roberta Foundation, following the death of her 9-year-old daughter in 2013. After a landmark ruling in December 2020, Ella became the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as a cause of death on her death certificate. Rosamund is also a teacher and lecturer and an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association.
Ilyess (They/Them) is a 25 year-old Ukrainian Climate Activist, known as a refugee who left war to spread messages of Peace and Justice achievable with Climate Action. In 2019, Ilyess co-founded Fridays For Future Ukraine in Kharkiv, a city 30 Km from the Russian border.
Tessa is an international climate change and human rights lawyer, campaigner and strategist. Before founding Uplift, she was co-founder and Co-Director of the Climate Litigation Network. She has spent more than fifteen years supporting grassroots, regional and international movements for justice and has served as an expert advisor to UN human rights bodies and national governments.
Derek is moderating our panel, and is the CEO of Ten Years’ Time and author of Giving Back, which reimagines philanthropy through a reparatory lens. His first book, No Win Race, was a Sunday Times and Financial Times Book of the Year in 2019. Between 2009 and 2019, Derek managed over £150 million in distribution to good causes in 34 countries.
“Surfacing Systemic (In)justices: A community view” is the result of a community consultation process that spanned 33 countries, 6 languages, and invited participants to share their experiences during six thematic roundtable conversations.
Our research team also mapped out the details of 1000 organisations, movements, and collectives as well as combining data from 100 1:1 conversations, and 96 survey responses. We have explicitly and intentionally foregrounded local perspectives throughout, over those of established, larger organisations.
“A community view” provides an insight into priorities as reflected on by marginalised communities themselves. That’s why we say this is a report made for communities. Their thoughts, reflections on priorities and what their most pressing needs are, all contained within these findings.
As the first Black-led, majority Black people and People of Colour (BPOC) organisation working on community-driven litigation through an intersectional lens, we have big plans for the future, and we can’t wait to get started by sharing these findings with you!