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Join our next Migrant Ambassadors programme!

Join our next Migrant Ambassadors programme!


 Migrant Voice - Join our next Migrant Ambassadors programme!

Our West Midlands hub is back with another Migrant Ambassadors programme starting next week, following the success of the previous programmes!

Are you active in your community, feel passionate about changing the debate on migration, and concerned about the lack of migrant voices in the media?

If so, this is for you. Migrant Voice is looking for proactive migrants who are keen to develop their skills and knowledge in getting the voices and issues of their communities into the media.

You’ll become one of our migrant ambassadors. We’ll share with you our years of experience and train you in identifying stories in your community and pitching them to the media – and you’ll get plenty of follow-up mentoring and support from us too.

The first training will be the only whole day session and will take place in person on Friday 7 October, 10.30am - 4.30pm at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS.

The following sessions will be two hours. Dates for the follow-up sessions will be agreed with participants at the first session.

Find out more about the programme here and email adam@migrantvoice.org for more information or to sign up.

This is what a previous participant has said of the programme:

“Before, I used to hesitate telling my story because I thought it would increase my being a victim. But in the last year I’ve learned that telling your story actually makes you less of a victim. My community now, they see me differently. Some of the stories that have been in the newspapers, they’ve seen them. They’ve come to my door and said, ‘is that really you? But you’re just our neighbour.’ These articles will change perspectives on people’s lives. So I’m very appreciative of the help that I’ve got here, because it did boost my confidence to speak. I think a lot of us actually have these stories and you want to speak, but you keep thinking, ‘will that backfire on me or not?’ But with support as we have got here, you do find that it’s worth it. And this year, I’m also hoping I’ll be able to instil some confidence in other people in the community.”

Get in touch

Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: info@migrantvoice.org

Registered Charity
Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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