We Rise By Lifting Others
A proud South Londoner of Bangladeshi and Irish heritage, Joy Crookes is a multihyphenate artist shaped by a rich tapestry of influences. She’s a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. In 2020, Joy made the prestigious BRITS Rising Star Award shortlist, as well as placing fourth on the BBC Sound Poll, and headlining ‘ones to watch’ lists from YouTube Music, Amazon Music, MTV Push, NME and beyond. Renowned for her live performances, Joy has played Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Later…With Jools Holland, as well as selling out her own headline tours across the UK and Europe.
WOMEN IN BRAZIL
Sônia Guajajara, is a Brazilian indigenous activist, environmentalist and politician. A member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), she ran as a candidate for President of Brazil in the 2018 election, before being chosen as the vice presidential running mate of nominee Guilherme Boulos. She is the first indigenous person to run for a federal executive position in Brazil. She was born in the Amazonian rainforest and attended the Federal University of Maranhão, after which she worked as a teacher and a nurse. Guajajara is the leader of the Association of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, an organisation that represents around 300 indigenous ethnic groups. As an activist, she fights for the rights of indigenous people and against further development and deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. Among her many honours she was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and the Medal of Honor of the Government of the State of Maranhão. Guajajara has participated in several United Nations Climate Change Conferences (COPs) and other international events, always representing indigenous causes, especially the demarcation of lands and the defence of human rights. In 2020, the Latinos por la Tierra group elected her one of the 100 most influential personalities in Latin America.
"The fight for mother earth is the mother of all fights."