We held our first conference in Glasgow on the 21st of January 2017.
The conference, ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape,’ was addressed by the Minister for International Development and Europe; Dr Alasdair Allan MSP.
It brought together Scottish and migrant communities with experts on migration, equality activists, artists, academics and the press,…Read more
Migrant Voice is mentioned in a Scottish parliamentary motion to safeguard and project EU citizens’ rights tabled by Sandra White, SNP.
The motion, tabled on October 12th, notes the difficulties that EU citizens residing in Scotland and Scots residing in the EU are facing as a result of the referendum.
While it commends the Scottish Government for its efforts to…Read more
Migrant Voice has started a new ‘Story in a Poem’ project in Glasgow.
In previous sessions we discovered different languages spoken in the group. This week we looked at expressions which are difficult to translate and may have different meaning when translated. It was interesting to hear how it can be difficult when explaining yourself in English.
Using words in…Read more
Migrant Voice has started a new ‘Story in a Poem’ project in Glasgow. We will meet over ten sessions to learn storytelling, creative writing, public speaking, and explore creative ways to tell stories while exploring themes of migration, integration, diversity, community and hopes for the future. Participants will produce a number of poems and stories and record them as podcasts…Read more
In collaboration with Glasgow Film and Maryhill Integration Network and in association with Platform, we celebrated at "By our own hands" - a community event featuring a dance performance, film screening, fashion show and Glasgow Film Festival showcase.
The event at Platform Theatre on Wednesday 3 February was a fantastic day of film, dance, food and design. The day started with an animated…Read more
Today 18th December is International Migrants Day. This year, maybe more than any other we should celebrate migration and the many social, economic and cultural benefits it brings.
“Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family,”…Read more
Our Glasgow members met on 4 November 2015 for a Network Meeting to discuss the latest migration issues.
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 Gary Christie, head of policy and communications at the Scottish Refugee Council, who spoke about…Read more
The Media Lab on Thursday 1st October brought together 17 individuals.
Our mentors: Simon Parsons, Amparo Fortuny, Rosie McIntosh and Fuad Alakbarov worked with groups and individuals on creative writing, film making, interviewing, blogging and social media skills. From the feedback we know that the participants found the creative writing session “extremely interesting”, and many said that they “would definitely…Read more
On 17th August our Glasgow Network members came together to participate in a focus group organised in a collaboration with the University of Coventry as part of the Migrants and the Media research project. The project aimed to assesses the engagement and representation of migrant voices within the 2015 general election debate.
The discussion focused on three key topics:
Migrant Voice’s 'Many Voices, One Community' Project has launched its series of short films produced by migrants and Scots to celebrate community, diversity and migration in Scotland.
The launch event at the GCA on Thursday June 25th premiered the films which tell the stories of communities reaching out to each other and welcoming and supporting each other, through the lenses…Read more