Two exciting training sessions took place in Birmingham in February. Social media training and a unique opportunity to learn from the BBC.
Social Media training
Not a day goes by without a negative story about migrants and it is important to have a counter voice to this.
The social media training involved understanding how to challenge the negative coverage not…Read more
We held our first conference in the West Midlands on the 24th of October 2016.
The conference, ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape,’ was addressed by Dr Nando Sigona, Senior Lecturer and Debuty Director of IRis.
It brought together West Midland and migrant communities with experts on migration, equality activists, artists and academics…Read more
Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape
Migrant Voice Network West Midlands Autumn Event
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)
at the University of Birmingham
Date: 24th October 2016.
09.30 - 10.00 Arrival and registration – tea and coffee - sign up for sessions
10.00 - 10.10 Opening remarks…Read more
Migrant Voice is organising a series of meetings, media labs and discussions for migrants to make their views heard on the upcoming UK referendum on the EU and how it would impact on our lives.
The Migrant Voices for Change network in Birmingham held a meeting and discussion on April 7th from 6-8.30pm at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9…Read more
Migrant Voice held its first 'Migration Quiz night' in Birmingham on March 3rd. Over 50 people met up at Centrala in Digbeth to test their knowledge and learn more about migration and other communities in Birmingham.
Three teams took home prizes, but all learned new facts about migration to Birmingham, and enjoyed live music from Afro Mio while making new…Read more
Our second Meet a Migrant session took place on Wednesday 17 February in Birmingham. The focus was on the UK's asylum process, looking at the key issues refugees and asylum seekers living in Birmingham face.
The event was very well-attended with 11 asylum seekers (from countries including Eritrea, Gambia, India, Nigeria, Syria, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) and journalists from BBC WM…Read more
England is such a nice country. If you as a newcomer come to the UK with an attitude that is open, friendly and willing to contribute, you have made a right choice. The people are so warm and welcoming. I was lucky to find friends over here and receive enormous support and encouragement.
I would advise any migrant…Read more
Around 30 of our Birmingham members came together on 25th November for our Migrant Voices for Change Network meeting.
A key theme for this meeting was the new Immigration Bill 2015 and in particular the impact it will have on our rights. We were joined by Aliya Khan and Margaret Finch from TRP Solicitors who outlined practical aspects of the…Read more
Our first Masterclass for the Birmingham Media Lab took place on Wednesday 11th November 2015. With the help of journalist and editor Daniel Nelson, participants worked on preparing short clear messages in order to speak on radio or write letters to the local newspapers. Our four mentors, Jamil, Salman, Geraldine Lacides and Charlotte Gough worked with participants to write letters and prepare their…Read more
Migrant Voice invites you to the Premier of our migrant stories from the ‘Many Faces, One City’ Project
We hope you can join us at this exciting event to explore community and diversity in Birmingham.
Get a unique insight into the lives of members of diverse communities in Birmingham told through photos, text and film
Tuesday 21st July at Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva…Read more