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.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Another Matosic show, repositioning in Pool and a meeting off the Liskeard bypass

Paul Matosic writes to tell me of another show - Ephemeral States.  These things come in bunches, as he says!
A tricky start to the day as our planned assembly in Pool, Cornwall, is cancelled. We had been invited to run four assemblies, one every morning this week, but two migrant worker members of staff (Polish and Lithuanian) expressed concern. The cancellation is a  blow - as this was one school where we had particularly wanted to work. It's an area where incidents of prejudice against migrant workers are well documented. There are several children of migrant workers in the school.
We plan a meeting for tomorrow to reassess our approach.
Then on, up the A30, to Liskeard for a meeting with  Judith Cook, who is monitoring the project funding (from the Migration Impacts Fund).
Then back to Roche for a meeting with Ewa to review the day's events and plan for the week and beyond.