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.

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.