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 Migrant Voice - MV's vibrant event for Refugee week
Ozichi Emeziem
Migrant Voice and the Polish Expats Association held a joint event for Refugee Week on June 24th at Centrala in Birmingham. The vibrant event, which was also held in the spirit of ‘the Great Get Together’, a national series of events to promote unity and shared values in memory of the late Jo Cox MP, brought communities together on the…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Meeting on Article 50 and EU Citizens Rights
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Migrant Voice held a network meeting focused on the situation for EU migrants. The meeting took place on March 29th  at Centrala, Polish Expats Association.  The meeting heard the experiences of EU migrants, looked at the current situation after the triggering of Article 50, offered practical advice regarding the permanent residency application process, lookedat what actions could be taken to…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Training sessions From February
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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
 Migrant Voice - MV  Birmingham Conference
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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
 Migrant Voice - MV Annual Conference Birmingham
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Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape Migrant Voice Network West Midlands Autumn Event Hosted by  The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)  at the University of Birmingham Programme 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 - Meeting on the EU referendum and EU migrants
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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 - Migration quiz night March 3
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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
 Migrant Voice - Meet a Migrant
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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
 Migrant Voice - Birmingham Letters to the editor, Dec 18th
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Dear Editor, 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
 Migrant Voice - Network meeting 25th November
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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
 
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