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.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A second Wednesday in Truro

Our second workshop this year at Penair School, Truro. Led by Jo Grace with Konrad, a Polish worker from St Ives.

Jo reports back:

"We had a good time, the students listened well. Some very sensible and mature questions were asked, and at times it became a debate, with students putting forward their points of view on why the Cornish can be resistent to migrants, and reflecting on the heritage of Cornwall, one boy suggested it was because we have such a strong cultural identity down here that we feel threatened by the presence of 'outsiders'. It was a really interesting session and students were very forthcoming despite the large group."