From fighting for women’s and workers’ rights to establishing a real living wage movement, creating safe spaces for refugees, and championing environmental justice, the North East is a place where organising for justice is important to who we are as a people.

With devolution around the corner, it’s time to come together and ask ourselves. How did we get to where we are today? And where are we going in the future?

We want to hear from you; Tyne & Wear Citizens members, friends and supporters, who are dedicated to or interested in making justice a reality for the North East.

Date Change: the first session scheduled for Wedneday 28 June will now take place on Wednesday 12 July. The organisers are sorry about the inconvenience and really hope people can still make it. If you had already booked on this session, you should have received an email explaining the situation.

Join us on Wednesday 12 July for the first of three ‘action research’ workshops to learn how to take actions together for social and environmental justice, and to unite them in a just transition for the North East.

These sessions are being co-facilitated by PhD researcher, Brett Cherry, funded by Newcastle University’s Social Justice Fund.

Our aims are to:

Learn from one another’s history:
Learn from others about what it means to organise for social and environmental justice in the North East and explore the links between them.

Speak truth to power:
Explore what people in the North East think and feel about current social, economic, and environmental transitions to do with the climate crisis in the North East region, and throughout the world, and together understand how we make these transitions just.

Take action:
Create an action plan led by Tyne & Wear Citizens to take practical steps together towards achieving social and environmental justice in the North

We would also love you to join us for the workshops on:

  • Wednesday 12 July 2023 at 12.30 – 2.30pm (Newcastle University)
  • Wednesday 6 September 2023 at 12.30 – 2.30pm (Newcastle University)
  • Thursday 14 September 2023 at 6.00 – 8.00pm (ReCoCo)

More details to follow here.

For all other enquiries, please email Claire Rodgerson.

  • Date of Event 12 July 2023—14 September 2023
  • Cost Free
  • Location

    See event link.