The story so far










I PACKED THIS MYSELF started as a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism and tried to find ways of bringing people together to increase understanding. We've run workshops across Cornwall in schools and with other groups. We're now taking this work forward by looking at unemployment in rural communities.


Sunday, 24 January 2010

A new - to me - website

See in the always useful newsletter from John Vincent (Network Ebulletin - created initially, I think, as an information resource for libraries but it is an invaluable source of information about the kind of issues Bridging Arts tackles)that the website for employers and migrant workers UKinfo has added Slovak to the site. This is in addition to Polish and Portuguese. Had not know of the existence of UKinfo - will add to the Education Pack. And ask some of the workers who are acting as consultants to I Packed This Myself to take a look at it and review ...
"myUKinfo.com is a cross-government initiative for the UK, led by the East of England Development Agency," the website says...
John also mentions another new publication.

Making a contribution – new migrants and belonging in multi-ethnic Britain
(Source: Runnymede January update)
"Last in the Runnymede Trust’s “Community Study” series, this report pulls together the evidence from the eleven Studies (summarised at the back of this document) and looks at the relationship between immigration policies and race equality. "

And a potentially useful news update.

Migration issues – Government, Government Agencies and Local Government

(Source: ICAR Weekly asylum update 14 January)

"The Newsflash is a weekly round up of publications, information, events, funding and jobs relating to asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers for anyone who wants to keep up to date with the latest developments."