Student Commission on Racial Justice
Established in 2020, the Student Commission on Racial Justice is a national, student-led project giving young people across the country a platform to speak out. Young people view Black Lives Matter as one of the most important issues of their generation. Exploring racial justice across four key areas of society – education, employment, health and policing and crime – the Student Commission is giving young people a voice and empowering them to take action.
Leaders Unlocked have built this project from the ground up, based on our extensive networks within the Further Education sector. We are currently partnered with ten colleges across England: Barnsley College, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Bridgwater & Taunton College, Hopwood Hall College, Kirklees College, Leicester College, Leyton Sixth Form College, MK College Group, and The Sheffield College.
Working with the participating colleges, we recruit over 40 passionate students to lead the Commission. Throughout the project, the Commissioners are supported by Leaders Unlocked to build skills in research, public speaking and engaging other young people. They also produce a short animation or film and workshop that reaches tens of thousands of students across England. The Commission work with their own colleges and national stakeholders to develop recommendations for action to tackle racial injustice.