The Open Forums are open conversations with local communities with the aim to share knowledge and make appropriate recommendations on issues that are relevant to them. These are constructive and solution oriented conversations led by the community and an invited panel of guests speakers from various fields (academics, researchers, journalists, lawyers) who promote and advocate human rights and social justice.
The resulting outcomes from the discussions in the form of reports visual and textual will be used as recommendations published online and sent to people that can influence policy changes and consequently improve upon existing social justice issues.
On the 10th January, we hosted our first Open Forums in White City in collaboration with the charity Women Make Change, a local charity that supports women, survivors of domestic abuse.
We sat in circle and we each contributed with our experiences of living in the area as women, mothers, sisters and what are expectations were around support from local governance and policing. The conversation led towards areas that have not been researched, investigated and analysed in depth as such exclusions within schools and what it seems to be a highly disproportionate number to come from black and poor background. This was one of the areas that women have asked for support . More detailed report will be shared on the resources pages very soon. In the meantime, if you wish to take part or invite the Photojournalism Hub to host an Open Forums event please drop us a line.