Migration Matters

 Migrant Voice - March
Talks and Discussions   Thursday 1 March   * Brexit: what next?, Hilary Benn, 6:30-8pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7405 7686   * The End of Famine? Prospects for the elimination of mass starvation by political action, Alex de Waal, Peter Piot, 5.30pm, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1 Info: hhcc@lshtm.ac.uk /…Read more
 Migrant Voice - UN Animated Video Series of Migrant Stories
The UN Human Rights has launched a series of short animated videos revealing migrant stories and conversations to challenge the ‘us and them’ dogma and change the narrative surround migrants and refugees.   ‘Rather than a mass, a crisis, a threat, or a swarm we recognise a neighbour, a colleague, a classmate, an employer, a friend; stories of the bond…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Guidance Notes for Teachers
Show Racism the Red Card have developed a set of guidance notes to support teachers in discussions about the issue of immigration with young people in association with the campaign's educational film 'Immigration; What's the Story'.  Immigration; What’s the Story is a unique educational film exploring the complex issue of immigration and highlighting the prejudiced faced by many migrants, and…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Top BME Authors to Look Out For in 2018
  A look at 2018’s upcoming releases by Black and Ethnic Minority authors who explore issues of race, idetntify and migration   Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, 4th Estate, 12 July Tagged as the ‘Black Girl’s Bible’;  ‘Slay in Your Lane’ is inspired by the many black women who despite facing…Read more
 Migrant Voice - The Lore of The Jungle
  The Jungle is an exciting, vibrant portrayal of life in the Calais encampment set up by refugees and migrants as a staging post for their hoped-for journey to Britain. For three hours a day, the Young Vic captures the desperation, the hope, the tensions, the creativity of the camp that existed from January 2015 to October 2016. The audience sits…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Wins Betjeman Poetry Prize
13-year-old Syrian refugee, Amineh Abo Kerech, wins Betjeman Poetry Prize Lament for Syria by Amineh Abou Kerech Syrian doves croon above my head their call cries in my eyes. I’m trying to design a country that will go with my poetry and not get in the way when I’m thinking, where soldiers don’t walk over my face. I’m trying to…Read more
 Migrant Voice - No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain
Daniel Nelson
  Migration moments to remember Review by Daniel Nelson The Migration Museum's new exhibition starts in 1290 but has Brexit in its sights.It makes that clear in the exhibition's name: No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain. “Brexit is currently the centre of attention, but Britain has faced many moments throughout history  which have had a major impact…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Mona Lisa: a story for our time
Xiaoxia Yin
A poor immigrant is at the centre of a new play that recently premiered in London – and many migrants had a hand in the production. The writer of Mona And I, Rogério Corrêa, has Brazilian roots  but lives in London, where he gained an MA in scriptwriting at Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA in Brazilian, Portuguese and…Read more
 Migrant Voice - The play that breaks down ideas of 'them' and 'us'
Ozichi Emeziem
Imagine: eight actors of different ages, sizes, genders, and ethnicities sitting on stage with their chairs forming a V-shape whose point faces the audience. The setting is a plane in midair that is in danger of crashing and the dialogue jumps from character to character who then reveals their internal thoughts.  As the imagined plane thrashes there are uniform facial…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Yarl's Wood women – the time of their lives
Daniel Nelson
'Welcome to Yarl's Wood' says the detention centre's warmly inviting website, under a photograph of six laughing women obviously having the time of their lives. The delightful community image - which looks like a relaxed Open University study week in which participants happily work and play, enjoying a few days of well-deserved me-time - is followed by a letter from…Read more

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