Ties That Bind: Africa's Unsung Hero
Conversations in Social Justice
by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
4d ago
In this podcast York St John MA Media Production student Mpho Dintwa talks to Everett Ndlovu, Lecturer in Journalism. Mpho discusses the making of his award-winning documentary Ties that Bind. The film, which received one of the top prizes at the Sotambe International Film Festival, tells the tale of Michael Dingake, a political activist and writer who was a fellow prisoner of Nelson Mandela in the battle against apartheid ..read more
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Prison Partnership Project 3: Prison Placements and the Student Experience
Conversations in Social Justice
by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
3M ago
In this final podcast about the Prison Partnership Project, we hear from two former York St John theatre students – Jordan Towers and Maia McConnell – about how the Prison Partnership Project creates the perfect landscape for students to transition confidently into employment and professional industry roles not only with exceptional experience but also with knowledge and skills in good practice. Transcript ..read more
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Prison Partnership Project 2: Art and Criminal Justice
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by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
3M ago
In this podcast, On the Out researcher and practitioner, Jess Robson is joined by Rachel Conlon, senior lecturer in Theatre and Director of the York St John Prison Partnership Project. They discuss the roots of The YSJ PPP, the value of the arts with and for women in the criminal justice system and the benefits of prison placements for the students, participants, and prison staff. Rachel also shares her hopes for the project as it enters its 10th year. This is the second of three podcasts about the PPP.  Transcript ..read more
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Participatory Research with Autistic People
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by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
4M ago
In this conversation, Dr Brett Heasman (Psychology, YSJ), Carl Cameron (a lead peer mentor at the autism charity Matthew’s Hub), and Sammy Williams (YSJ researcher and member of Matthew’s Hub) discuss how to do participatory research with autistic people. They discuss various definitions of autism, the historical problems arising when autistic voices have not been included, and how such challenges should be addressed. Transcript available here.  ..read more
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Reflections on Current Issues in the Legal Professions with Lady Hale.
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by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
5M ago
In this podcast, Helen Trouille and Jan Maltby from the York St John University law school talk to Lady Hale, former President of the Supreme Court, about a number of issues in social justice, ranging from access to the legal professions for students from non-traditional backgrounds, to government proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act and pass a new British Bill of Rights. In the course of the conversation, the speakers also reflect on the heated atmosphere surrounding key cases in the Brexit process, the reporting in the print media at the time and the impact on the judiciary. Podcast tran ..read more
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Student Mental Health and the University
Conversations in Social Justice
by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
7M ago
This podcast is hosted by Human Geography Lecturer Su Fitzpatrick in conversation with Amie Hayes and Laura Southward of York based learning support partnership Equip Your Mind. Together they discuss critical challenges for UK universities as provides for mental health support services for students; staff capacity and training; and the impact of outsourcing support services to private providers. Transcript available here.  ..read more
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Music, Leisure, Education
Conversations in Social Justice
by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
8M ago
Professor Lee Higgins - director of the International Centre for Community Music at York St John University - is joined by music education scholar Roger Mantie from the University of Toronto in Scarborough, Canada, to discuss questions surrounding social justice and their relation to the themes of music, leisure and education. You can find the podcast transcript here.  ..read more
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Paul Kissack: The Task Before Us
Conversations in Social Justice
by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
9M ago
On Tuesday 24th May, Paul Kissack delivered the 2nd Annual Archbishop of York Institute for Social Justice Lecture. Titled ‘The Task Before Us’, in this lecture, Paul offers some thoughts on the work ahead for those pursuing social justice in Britain today. He reflects on the many calls over recent years for a new social settlement – or ‘new Beveridge’ – similar to the shaping of the post-war welfare state. In doing so he takes inspiration from Archbishop of York, William Temple’s, 1942 work, ‘Christianity and Social Order’, drawing on some of Temple’s principles for social justice and their r ..read more
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Youth, Education and Environmental Activism
Conversations in Social Justice
by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
1y ago
Dr Olalekan Adekola is joined by Conservation Scientist, Educator and Community organiser, Dr Salamatu Jidda-Fada to discuss her environmental conservation work and mentoring African youths to be active in global environmental governance. The discussion also explores what universities can do to support youth climate activists from the Global South. Transcript available here ..read more
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Sharing Parental Leave
Conversations in Social Justice
by Institute for Social Justice at York St John University
1y ago
Shared parental leave is a great policy that has the potential to bring about cultural change and drive gender equality. However, a key barrier to shared parental leave is the workplace support. Discussion in this podcast is based on shared parental leave and breastfeeding practices in UK Higher Education institution and by extension to practices in other sectors. The podcast highlights key barriers and recommendations which every employer should consider. This podcast is chaired by Professor Esther McIntosh of York St John University, in conversation with Dr Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi and Dr Anjal ..read more
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