Migrant Voices in the Future of Our Cities
( - EU-Weit - Englisch)
Anfang 26/06/2012 - 09:30
Ende 26/06/2012 - 17:00
Veranstaltungsort Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, London SE1 9NH
Organisator MigrationWork CIC
As economic crisis unfolds, in cities of the UK and beyond, communities face tough consequences. Many feel they have no power over events. Refugees and other migrants are amongst the hardest hit, yet are still typically excluded from debates which affect them. In many parts of Europe, politicians even try to blame them for the crisis.
Our MigrationWork event opens up a different perspective. Experience of cities world-wide shows that migrants constantly demonstrate creativity and leadership. As politicians search for ways to ‘promote growth’, we know migrants often bring the innovation and energy that can help to deliver it.
Our event asks: Where are the opportunities to use the ideas and the adaptive skills of migrants, in re-shaping our cities for the future which will emerge from the current crisis? We’ll look at this issue in four areas: what’s changing in people’s daily lives; local economies; cohesion; and power and leadership in our cities.