BRINGING TOGETHER YOUNG PEOPLE, ARTISTS & CAMPAIGNERS TO DEVELOP CREATIVE RESPONSES TO SOCIAL INJUSTICE.

What we do

Using a model of personal transformation and structural change, to challenge established imbalanced power bases and re-imagine new infrastructures in opposition to capitalism and colonialism.

We build holistic decolonial educational programmes and creative campaigns to foster a catalytic and self-determined community of creative organisers/leaders embedded in and led by the grassroots. Together we work towards and cultivate transformative justice, systemic change and community accountability.

We work collectively to centre the leadership and solutions of the marginalised, to uplift and politicise the role that young people of colour have, to prefigure the world we would like to live in: diverse, just, sustainable, community-led and resilient.

*This theory of change was written as a collective effort with the core team, our long-term collaborators and Shake! participants.*

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Buy the Anthology of Voices That Shake! movements 2010-2020.

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#ShaketheSystem: in conversation with Annick & Haneen

Annick and Haneen were both participants on the Shake! programme, and now bringing their experiences and skills to the #ShakeTheSystem - A Decade of Shaping Change research project. Annick is a youth worker and a racial justice and Black feminist activist from France....

#ShaketheSystem: Anthology Submissions

We are sending love and healing during this time of immense collective trauma, grief, loss impacting us, especially Black folks. We remain grounded in our communities and our commitment to racial justice and demanding Black liberation and joy which has existed way...

Contribute to The #ShakeTheSystem Anthology

During this time of mass confusion and uncertainty, we recognise the necessity to amplify the voices of those marginalised and the necessity of our resistance and innovation.

We are calling out for your voices.

As we enter our 10th year we are calling for you to be a part of our #ShakeTheSystem! 10 Year Anniversary.

#ShakeTheSystem: A Decade of Shaping Change

#ShakeTheSystem: A Decade of Shaping Change

It’s 2020 and we’re celebrating 10 years of Voices that Shake! with an anthology, toolkits, workshops, showcases and more.

Over 200 marginalised and underrepresented young people have directly been part of the personal and community transformation that the unique space of Shake! offers. 

Many of us have gone on to start our own collective projects, social change action, art initiatives. 

Through Shake!’s approach, we have influenced 1000s of people, in and beyond the UK, through our politics, artworks, short films, poetry, critical writing, events, trainings, actions, talks, activism, and community support. From our family, our friends, to people in youth work, education, youth policy, funders, arts/culture, community and social movements – we have made an impact.

Voices that Shake! Artwork & Flyers

Flyers for Voices that Shake! 2010 - 2019 Artists, photographers, illustrators: Grainne Aldred, Maia Kelly, Sara Jaffrey-Roberts, Anni Movsisyan, Sai Murray, Diriye Osman, Orla Price, Sameer Designer: Liquorice Fish, Patrice Etienne, Sara Jaffrey-Roberts [ngg_images...

Britain’s Black activists – you are not alone

Zahra Dalilah on Black History Month & Black Activism Map in today's Guardian ahead of the launch tomorrow. I didn’t realise for some time that what I was looking for was a map. A way to navigate the past and present, connect the dots between space and time to...

Launch of Black Cultural Activism Map

Sat 13th Oct at 3pm at Platform Theatre, London Join us for the launch of Black Cultural Activism Map, the first of a two-part series of events celebrating and connecting visions, stories, lessons and legacies of Black and Brown cultural resistance in the UK. The...

Fighting SUS Showcase

The Fighting SUS gang showcased their hard work last Saturday at the Brady Arts Centre. The seamless and engaging performance took the audience through the evolution of SUS from 1970 to today, with artistic responses including spoken word, song and instrumental....

Shaker's Gallery

Idle No More (an extract)
I see the pain and affliction
I see the despise and vicious pride.
I’m now in this time
Not held back, but in my prime.

No more will they stop me from following my heart
No more will they tell me I can’t
No more will they push and I give in
No more will they judge for the colour of my skin.

Umaru Saidu

Slide 2

Idle No More (an extract)
I see the pain and affliction
I see the despise and vicious pride.
I’m now in this time
Not held back, but in my prime.

No more will they stop me from following my heart
No more will they tell me I can’t
No more will they push and I give in
No more will they judge for the colour of my skin.

Umaru Saidu

Slide 3

Idle No More (an extract)
I see the pain and affliction
I see the despise and vicious pride.
I’m now in this time
Not held back, but in my prime.

No more will they stop me from following my heart
No more will they tell me I can’t
No more will they push and I give in
No more will they judge for the colour of my skin.

Umaru Saidu

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