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 Migrant Voice - March
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FILM Thursday 2 March * Talking about Human Rights, Dwayne Menezes presents his short film, My Enemy, My Brother, on two Iranian and Iraqi refugees in Canada, followed by discussion on film as a medium to promote dialogue about refugee rights, 6pm, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1. Info: olga.jimenez[at]sas.ac.uk/ 0207 862 8871 Saturday 4 March  * The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood, Mohsen Makhmalbaf…Read more
 Migrant Voice - New report reveals discrimination
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A new report on the impact of the Right to Rent checks on migrants and ethnic minorities in England 'Passport Please' finds that foreigners and British citizens without passports, particularly those from ethnic minorities, are being discriminated against in the private rental housing market. The report, by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants examines the impact of the…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Free ebook application guides for EU citizens
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  Free ebook application guides for EU citizens Barrister and immigration law expert Colin Yeo has published a short series of ebook guides aimed at EU and EEA nationals wanting to apply for residence documents here in the UK. They are updated and expanded versions of his existing ebook on EU applications, and have been separated out into different guides…Read more
 Migrant Voice - When they won't look at the camera, focus on the ground
Daniel Nelson
What do you do as a photographer when you realise that you are in a place where taking pictures is exploiting people rather than helping them? Point your camera downwards. That was Gideon Mendel’s solution after months of working in the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais.  He went there to teach photography to residents as part of a collaborative documentary…Read more
 Migrant Voice - New report offers insight into lives of LGBT migrants
Ksenia Taranenko
According to recent research, LGBT migrants generally experienced a greater sense of being accepted in Scotland compared to their home countries and this was often the main factor behind the decision to settle in Scotland permanently.  The Intimate Migrations Report by the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, involved over 50 migrants from the Central and Eastern…Read more
 Migrant Voice - what's love got to do with it?
Daniel Nelson
Feeling a little jaded with traditional theatrical formats? Try Removal Men. It’s a three-hander – two officers and their woman boss (Clare Perkins, so good that she seems to be a manager at work rather than an actor on stage) – set in an immigration removal centre. One of the men has fallen for a Lebanese detainee. It’s an unusual…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Now we are here – but what a time we’ve had
Daniel Nelson
  Have you heard the one about three gay men – a Pakistani, a Jamaican and a Burundian – who walk into a theatre?   You should – it’s moving.   Now We Are Here consists of three stories of refugees who came to the UK to escape war or persecution for being gay. Each man’s story has been shaped…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Finding a new home from home
Daniel Nelson
Twelve photographs of refugees in London, 12 interviews about the moment they felt free or safe, the moment the UK became home. It’s a simple idea, a small exhibition, but powerful. Two of them pick a library as background for their portraits. Charles from Senegal chose to be photographed in the British Library: "It's a place where I come very…Read more
 Migrant Voice - new play set in a container
Daniel Nelson
Cargo at the Arcola Theatre is set in a container – which gives a clue of what the play is about. A stronger clue comes from the recent activities of the writer, Tess Berry-Hart: last year she visited the refugee camp at Calais and became aid and advocacy co-ordinator for Calais Action: “I’ve loaded up a few containers in my…Read more
 Migrant Voice - The best of the worst place I've ever seen
Daniel Nelson
As long as there are people “who, for whatever reason, seek shelter in Britain, Calais will be the primary port of call.” This reminder of Calais’ past and present was given by Robert Tombs, a University of Cambridge history professor, at the opening of a fascinating exhibition in east London, Call Me By My Name: Stories from Calais and Beyond.…Read more
 
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