Migration Collective organises public events and inclusive projects aiming to challenge the current narrow rhetoric on migration and bring together members of different communities.
MIGRATION AND DIASPORA BOOK CLUB
Over the past few years a growing number of writers have focused on the experience of migrants and members of diasporas. Starting from July 2018 we are going to host regular book club gatherings to explore the work of authors such as Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Moshin Hamid and many more.
If you want to join the book club, have suggestions or just want to meet new people who share a passion for literature and migration click here and join our next gathering.
Migration is a topic often relegated into the corners of the film industry, with films focussing solely on negative experiences of displacement. The aim of the London Migration Film Festival is to portray the diversity, nuance and subjective experience of migration - in order to restore the dignity and humanity inherent within it.
The third annual London Migration Film Festival will take place in November-December 2018. Film submissions will start on 1 June, and we will accept entries until 31 August 2018.
If you want to know more please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories Untold is a short-film series that spoke to 6 London based migrants from different social, political and economic backgrounds, who told us their story with their own words. We are aiming to share these stories far and wide, screening them in schools, businesses and both national and international festivals.
To know more about them, or to plan a screening of the film, click here or get in touch at email@example.com.
Let's pop some bubbles.
The Living Library is exactly what it says it is - a library made up of lives. Through it, you will be given the opportunity to 'read' chapters of someone's experience, as the books in this case are actually people. They are there to tell you their story of migration, of their journey, of their hopes and experiences, of the motivations behind their mobility, of their lives here today. This will give you a chance to engage in a real dialogue with migrants and refugees of different backgrounds and walks of life.
We held the first Living Library during Refugee Week 2017, and it was a complete success. If you would like to host the Library, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Migration Collective will soon launch cooking classes, where refugee and migrant women of different communities living in London will offer sessions teaching their own cuisines, dishes and techniques. Proceeds will then go to the women themselves, in order to not only help the women generate income, but provide an opportunity for them to develop confidence and display mastery.