One year ago today, Peace Hub first opened it’s doors to the public. It’s been a busy year, full of awareness raising and taking action for peace & justice.
Over the course of our first year, we’ve:
- Challenged the arms trade, lobbying the foreign secretary to embargo arms to Egypt and other repressive regimes.
- Supported Fairtrade, calling on local Tesco & Asda stores to switch all their bananas to Fairtrade.
- Remembered the courage and conviction of consceientious objectors in WWI, and sent messages of solidarity to modern-day objectors in South Korea.
- Been proud to be a place of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers, and shown our support for Birmingham to become a City of Sanctuary
- Highlighted the importance of sustainable food, writing to MPs in support of agroecology and helping deliver allotment surplusses to those in need.
- Called for a more economically equal society, pressuring FTSE100 companies and football teams to publish their pay-gap between highest paid and average employees.
We’ve learnt a huge amount this year, and met lots of inspiring people keen to take action on peace & justice – from established groups meeting together at the Hub, to people who’ve simply popped in and taken their first ever action.
And we’re looking forward to more of the same in the year to come: look out in early 2016 for our peace & justice themes on Let’s stop Trident nuclear weapons and Education is a Human Right. Watch this space for details, and of course pop in any weekday between 11:00 and 14:30.