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.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Migrant Voice Conference - Bridging Arts presentation

'Who's telling our stories?
Unheard voices; mobilising migrants to speak up'

April 15th 1-6pm -
April 16th 9.30am-2pm
At: Amnesty International, The Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

"Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to our Spring conference examining public attitudes and media representation of migrants and exploring strategies for migrants' engagement in the public conversation on migration.

The conference is the first joint event of the newly established 'Migrant Voices for Change Network', with membership from migrant and refugee communities' leaders and professionals, media experts, academics and other stakeholders, from London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

The two day event will bring experts in the field of messaging, public attitude and migration to shed the light on the latest research and activities, including the Barrow Cadbury Trust, Oxfam, The Searchlight Educational Trust, Institute of Public Policy Research, Migrants Rights Network, Open Society Foundation, and others.

A panel of journalists from the BBC, The Guardian, Channel 4 and other media, will provide an insight into the British media perspective on the coverage of migration, and highlight opportunities for migrants to engage with and influence the media.

The conference will be a market place for exchanging innovative and inspirational projects and initiatives from across the three cities, and will see workshops facilitated by leaders in the art of communication, including Bridging Arts and Manifesta.

Day one will conclude with a reception.

Day two will engage members of the Migrant Voices for Change Network in hands-on media training and activities and facilitated discussions on strengthening the network and on developing and implementing communication strategies to get more migrant voices heard in the media and the debate on migration.

Please RSVP or call 020 8960 0121 indicating if you would like to attend day one of the conference only or if you would like to join the Network and participate in both days of the conference. Attendance is free but places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis."