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Music and Social Justice Network

The Music and Social Justice Network is a community of practitioners working with young people through music. The Network evolved from the Challenging Circumstances Music Network, founded and hosted by Sound Connections. In 2018 we changed the name and focus to get to the heart of social justice issues in music and the arts.

We host three Network gatherings per year, each one aimed at helping people understand social justice, and bring greater justice and equity to their work. During the Network’s first year we looked at topics including power and privilege, racism and whiteness and intersectionality. As the host organisation we facilitate gatherings, invite inspiring guest speakers to present and share reading and resources. We also programme professional development and create new resources informed by the network.

The Network includes a wide range of stakeholders from musicians and educators to charities, venues, community groups and organisers. The only criteria for joining is that you are working with children and young people in London through music. We hope there are different ways that you can be involved: if your time is limited you are welcome to dip in and out as time allows. If you would like to become part of the Music and Social Justice Network, please email


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