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JustFest 2016 Update! 

Well it was cold and rainy but we braved it and educated the masses! Myself and Sarah Yaseen worked together for the first time producing something awesome. We were joined by Shoa, Blacktwang and Silvastone, Akala, George the Poet, Poetic Pilgrimage and Stephen Morrison Burkes.  

In the Talk Tent I spoke about social justice and the arts, the wrongful incarceration of Munir Farooqi, Islamaphobia and the war on terror!  

Aside from this entertainment it was wonderful to see the stalls inside the main building consisting of so many organisations committed to fighting for social justice. There was a wealth of information on trafficking of people, refugee crisis, support for asylum seekers, mental health awareness, suicide watch, mentoring for the young but I believe this empathy should start at primary and high school as mandatory education. Really informative! X