National Lottery Grants for Heritage – £10,000 to £250,000
Hundreds of protesters, a large number of which were unemployed young adults from Merseyside, took part in the 280-mile trek from Liverpool to London.
Over four weeks, they passed through 22 towns where they organised rallies highlighting issues around unemployment, race, disability and gender inequality.
The march concluded with a huge music festival in Brockwell Park, Brixton, and a 150,000-strong demonstration in Trafalgar Square.
Preserving personal history
The project explores this history, and will include:
- training for volunteers in transferable heritage skills, including archival research, oral history interviewing and exhibition design
- free public events, including a mural unveiling, reminiscence session, historical talks and an exhibition
- producing an educational booklet, public artwork and website
Project Coordinator Greig Campbell said: “The history of the right to work movement is intimately woven into the fabric of Liverpool. However, for far too long, unemployed people have been mistakenly portrayed as a defeated and passive lumpen mass; too disorganised or ambivalent to take agency over their lives. The project will remedy this by providing a history from below of the People’s March for Jobs.”
Find out more about this project on the Giz a Job website.