Open Invitation to the Social Justice Jam: Spaces for Change

The Social Justice Jam Spaces for Change is a short, fast-paced, cross-institutional online programme over three days co-designed by staff and students.

It has received funding from the Horizons Institute at the University of Leeds to explore the theme “What comes after the Sustainable Development Goals?” and is focusing on SDGs localisation and University-community partnerships linked to SDGs 4, 10, 11 and 17.

The Social Justice Jam will take place between the 10th and 12th of June 2024 through Microsoft Teams, and its focus is on creating opportunities for students, staff and the public from different contexts to come together and discuss challenges faced by two communities, Mamelodi in Pretoria and Seacroft in Leeds.

The aim is to bring together different stakeholders to start discussions and co-create ideas for solutions related to community space access, use and management. It also aims to provide the blueprint for an alternative higher education provision that encourages students, staff and the public to take on the role of learners and experts at the same time so they learn from each other, recognising that all ways of knowing are valid and should be shared to shed light onto common challenges and broaden the perceptions held regarding cross-cultural collaboration and co-creation.

The University of Pretoria and the University of Leeds are the leading academic partners in this collaborative project, but they are supported by ls14trust, a local community-based organisation in Seacroft, and the Mothong African Heritage site, a nature reserve and school for African indigenous knowledge systems led by traditional healer Dr Mabena.

Participants will be able to hear directly from Dr Mabena and Naomi Roxby Wardle from ls14trust and other participants from the Universities of Leeds and Pretoria and engage in creative workshops, and facilitate group work.

The Jam is open and free for all.

For more information and to register to join us at the event, please visit:

Social Justice Jam Leads

With Thanks

We appreciate @chrissinerantzi on behalf of University of Leeds, an OE Global member organization, for encouraging making this an open event. She has also expressed interest in scheduling a followup OEG Live webcast summary session with the Social Justice Jam leaders and student participants.

Stay tuned for more details, but for now please look at the details for the event and sign up to participate.