Sailing the Mayflower is a youth-led project based in Rotherhithe, with the aim of commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, increasing awareness by sharing the stories amongst the local community.
Because of its history, the Mayflower became a symbol for migrants integration in society. This is especially relevant today in Rotherhithe as elsewhere, in lights of the increase in hate crimes and divisions between newcomers and local citizens.
Since migrants’ integration is one of the most difficult challenges that societies are facing nowadays, Restorative Justice for All is taking this opportunity to bring people together in a youth-led Awards Ceremony that will take place on the 29th October 2020. This ceremony will open a space to share the history of the Mayflower while also showcasing and promoting the work of young people in an environment opened to dialogue where we can discuss important issues that will help increasing social and community cohesion and will empower marginalized and local youths and their families in the area.
Leading to the Ceremony, the project will run a competition on the theme of the Mayflower.
You can submit a piece of work in one of these four categories:
Poetry & Writing
But remember! Your work should reflect the main theme of the project, namely the celebration of the sailing of the Mayflower as a symbol of migrants integration.