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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.

Our events  aim to help people understand social justice, and bring greater justice and equity to their work. As the host organisation we facilitate gatherings, invite inspiring guest speakers to present and share reading and resources. Areas explored include power and privilege, racism and whiteness and intersectionality. We also programme professional development and create new resources informed by the network.

During 2021-2022 we are working with guest curator Chrys Chijiutomi on ‘psycho-social sonic mapping’ working towards breaking cycles of injustice in music education, which was piloted during Summer 2021. More on this to follow soon.

The Network includes a wide range of stakeholders from musicians and educators to charities, venues, community groups and organisers. The only criteria for getting involved is that you are working with children and young people in London through music. We hope there are different ways that you can join us: if your time is limited you are welcome to dip in and out as time allows.

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