The story so far

I PACKED THIS MYSELF was a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall, which started in 2006. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism. I PACKED THIS MYSELF brought people together to increase understanding. This blog is a record of the work done over the following five years.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Last workshop of the week and pickers on a spring evening

Our last workshop of the week  - at Penryn College. 15 workshops this week with nearly 2,000 students. Waldek and Ewa reckon that we have 'reached' one in two students i.e. really made them question their attitudes. We review the week in the cafe at Asda, Penryn...and plan workshops and strategies for after Easter. Ewa is keen to get going again! Though have been surprised at the levels of hostility towards migrant workers and lack of knowledge of 1. the work they do 2. their importance in the local economy.
Daffodils are coming out fast now - though it's cold. Mother's Day is fast approaching. Pass a field almost covered with pickers.