When We Speak

Who Can Speak

‘When they speak, it is scientific; when we speak, it is unscientific;
When they speak it’s universal; when we speak it’s specific;
When they speak it’s objective; when we speak it’s subjective;
When they speak it’s neutral; when we speak it’s personal;
When they speak it’s rational; when we speak it’s emotional;
When they speak it’s impartial; when we speak it’s partial;
They have facts, we have opinions; They have knowledge, we have experiences.’

By artist and activist
Grada Kilomba

From her book ‘Plantation Memories,’
reprinted here with Grada’s kind permission

When We Speak amplifies the power found in the lived experiences of young people to shape and bring about change in their communities.

When We Speak is an activist course supporting young people to run their own social change projects.

We provide training, specialised coaching, youth led spaces and funding opportunities

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For more info, get in touch at whenwespeak@toynbeehall.org.uk

The Programme

VOLUMES

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We invite grassroots activists, community organisers and powerful social justice campaigners to share their knowledge and experiences with us.

CLINICS

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These skill-based sessions connect young people to specialists in fundraising, communications, research and so much more. Young people learn the practical skills to bring their project to life.

MICROGRANTS

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Putting money in young people’s hands to lead and do is paramount.  We invite young people to pitch their idea for a micro-grant so they can get their projects off the ground.

1-2-1 COACHING

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Embracing individual differences, our specialised coaching and 1-2-1 mentoring caters to each young person in the programme. Together we identify what support is needed and how we can provide it.

CLASS OF 2021

YOUTH-LED CONVERSATIONS

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A youth-led space for young people to get together, chat and share opinions on issues they care about.

The Activists

Meet the powerful young people who are speaking up and out

Aliyah 

Pupil Power

BrookeMorgan

SheOath

Bukky

ChitChatUK

Deborah

Tiny Lungs

Melissa

Engage Here

The Events

A collection of our events: meander through where we’ve been and where we’re going

COMING UP

FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY
6PM – 7:30PM
-A VIRTUAL EVENT
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THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY
3PM-4:30PM
-A VIRTUAL EVENT
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WEDNESDAY 17 FEB
4PM – 5PM
-A VIRTUAL EVENT
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TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY
5PM – 6:30PM 
-A VIRTUAL EVENT
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MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY
3PM -4:30PM 
-A VIRTUAL EVENT
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PAST 
VOLUMES

The Stories

Check out our amazing content, showcasing projects the activists are working on 

Contact us

If you have any questions, would like some more information or would like to express your interest in participating in the programme please complete this form and we’ll get back to you.