Author: David Allsey

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Unsung Black Achievers from the 20th and 21st Century

By Adeola Gbakinro, Participant of Toynbee Hall’s youth project, When We Speak and Founder of Uplifting the Next Generation In honour of Black History Month, we remember the forgotten Black activists from our history whose achievements have sadly been undocumented in our own and in so many historical records. We’re working to record and celebrate…
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Benjamin Boateng

Black History Month: Honouring Toynbee Hall’s forgotten Black activists – Benjamin Boateng

Founder of the Commonwealth Students Children’s Society Toynbee Hall has a long and proud history of striving for and achieving positive social change for the people of East London and beyond. Since we were founded in 1884, many individuals and organisations have passed through our doors and made invaluable contributions to the community. To mark…
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Eric Moffat - FLAC Pro Bono Adviser

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Eric Moffat

Eric Moffat shares his experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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Adaora Echedolu

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Adaora Echedolu

Adaora Echedolu shares her experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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Afia Nicholas, Pro Bono Adviser

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Afia Nicholas

Afia Nicholas shares her experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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London Challenge Poverty Week: Covid 19 and Financial Health

By Jen Durrant, Financial Health Research Manager At Toynbee Hall we believe that it is only by listening to the people affected by a problem that we can truly tackle it, and Covid-19 is no exception. So our excellent team of peer researchers – people from the local community surrounding and served by Toynbee Hall…
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Challenge London Poverty Week: Responding and recovering

By Jim Minton, Chief Executive of Toynbee Hall Each day for the past few months, small groups of local residents have been coming to the gardens at Toynbee Hall to tend and water the small patch of vegetables growing in the flower beds. The arrival of tomatoes, courgettes and figs has felt like something of…
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Pandemic Stories: Challenging poverty in London

Friday 16th October – Pandemic Stories: Challenging Poverty in London (Online Event)

As part of London Challenge Poverty week, Toynbee Hall is hosting an event to discuss early findings and recommendations from our Pandemic Stories research project. Pandemic Stories is a Participatory Action Research Project run by Toynbee Hall investigating the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Londoners who experience systemic disadvantage. It is a collaboration…
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Toynbee Hall and Cleary Gottlieb are proud to launch The Champions Project to support young Black people with aspirations in the legal profession

The project will match young people with legal professionals to create positive change and address structural racism in the industry. Toynbee Hall and long-standing corporate partner Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP have partnered to launch the Champions Project, a programme for black people in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets at university, or who…
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Coronavirus Information update September 2020 – Including the new Job Support Scheme

With many people facing uncertainty around their employment, finances, housing and care, we want to ensure everyone has information they need to help them understand their rights and get the support they are entitled to. We’ve put together this guide with the latest information on what support is available and how you can get it.…
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