P&P campaigner profile: Jane Stratton
14 Sep 2006
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Jane Stratton and Sasha Izapandah running an awareness raising stall at Cirencester College
Name: Jane Stratton
Where did you go to school?
Where are you going to uni?
What are you studying?
What inspired you to start campaigning?
My mum campaigned for trade justice with Christian Aid so I joined her. At the time Anna Hirsch-Holland was setting up our P&P group at college. I got involved in my second year of college mainly because I found out about it through friends.
What´s the best thing about being involved in a P&P group?
Making friends and taking action with a group of similar minded people.
What was your most memorable P&P experience?
The Summer Gathering
What do you hope to get involved with at uni?
I think the Manchester group are running a `recycle now´ campaign this year so I hope to get involved with that. I think encouraging institutions to be greener is the best thing we can do to change people´s ideas about climate change.
With many commentators suggesting that apathy is rife amongst young people, what can be done to engage young people in the campaign for social justice?
My friend had her bag searched last week and when the bouncer asked why she had three empty plastic bottles in her bag she replied, ‘recyling, the possibilities are endless’. I think small comments like that are the best way to get people thinking about all issues.
What are your ambitions for the future?
To be happy and spread happiness.
What do you think is the most pressing issue in the UK today?
What was the last film you watched?
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Where would you most like to visit?
A place where people know how not to get sucked into the rubbish bits of life.