Art History Vol.5 - To Every Action There's An Equal Reaction
I remember when I was young and my dad would say, “you mustn’t spit into the wind, because it’ll come back and land on you.” Nowadays often I wonder how much simpler society would be if we took time to listen and heed the advice from those with more experience than us.
Back in 2008/ 2009 when the first austerity measures hit, many of us who worked within the social care realm repeatedly said that nothing good will come from these drastic cutbacks. As to cut services is one thing, but to leave nothing in its place, that then becomes a crisis waiting to happen.
During 2011 London saw riots that over 3 days brought it to its knees, right or wrong a statement was being made. Right or wrong a man showed how dangerous he becomes when hungry…
In 2018 those in power still don’t seem to heed the words of warning from those in need. So here we have it, where again London is gripped in another downward spiral of violence. Gripped in hopelessness from the ground up as many struggle with the basics of just putting food on their table, of keeping a roof over their head.
But through the despair, I still believe there’s hope and I believe this hope starts with education, not the formal education of schools and colleges, but the education that gives a person the knowledge base and foundation to achieve globally. While millions starve each day, thousands become richer each day, as they have been educated on the knowledge of wealth creation
Guess it’s like the saying goes Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. But teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
I’d like to lastly big up the staff and volunteers of Ilford’s Food Bank and Food Banks in general. As they gave me great insights into just how priceless their work is during these turbulent times…
Jerry - A dark, gritty thought provoking look into our modern day crisis. Buy the ebook for just 99p by clicking here
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Paid The Cost - By David Anglin - To buy please click the image above or click here.
About The Writer
In my day to day work, I've spent close to 10 years working with some of London's most extreme young offenders. Working with them tirelessly in trying to create real opportunities for them, while trying to bring stability to the chaos that can be their world at times. I don't even call this work, as this is something I love doing, and thankfully my passion for it has helped many of these young people into much brighter circumstances.
If you'd like for me to give a talk to your class in regards to the issues that surround these young people or require consultancy for dealing with these young people then please feel free to get in contact.
Publications In Media
Made In Shoreditch Magazine 2018
Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019
UCL University Of London - Institute Of Education February 2019
Course entitled Criminal Journeys: The Individual and the Environment run by Prof Jane Hurry and Dr David Maguire. I Gave an in depth talk to students on the issues surrounding young people involved in crime.
No Knives Better Lives
Knife crime meeting held by Redbridge Youth Councillor Hannah Chowdhry please click here to view
Youth Violence Conference
Sat on a panel for City Gate's serious youth violence summit please click here
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea- Unison Fundraiser for Black History Month
Recited one of my short stories as part of the event please click here to view
In partnership with Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture event, won a grant out of 160 applicants to put on an artistic event called Red Light Busking click here
My creative blog on fatherhood www.daddieslovetheirdaughters.com