Young People Working to Create Social Integration
Have you ever wondered how to make society more equal? How to break down barriers between migrants and locals? Who is responsible for creating these changes? We offered young people the chance to gain an insight into social integration, media portrayals of migrants and social policy making through interactive workshops with expert speakers and the chance to understand how we can change society for the better!
Out of these discussions, young people worked together over several months to develop public policy initiatives. They came up with ideas that could be applied in the UK, Spain and Slovenia, at local, national and European levels. These were presented to a panel of experts who offered insightful critiques, and we are excited to share them with you here.
The last conference from the Knowing Me, Knowing You series, will provide you with the opportunity to have your ideas and voices heard. You'll get the chance to present policies that promote social integration to create a more welcoming society for all of us. At this event, we will also have experts and policy makers who have dedicated their work to improving the lives of migrants in the UK.
Get involved in creating your own workshop and film forum on migration and integration! At this session you will have the chance to pick a film of your choice that is concerned with migration and integration. You can then design and prepare your own film forum with discussion topics you found interesting!
This will also be a "Start a Conversation" event, and we will also be inviting young migrants and refugees.
Join us for an international youth conference in London, giving you the chance to interact with experts in the field of migration and integration policy, and look closely into local, national and European-level policies that are geared toward fostering integration and solidarity with migrants.
Would you like to further develop your ideas and understanding of policy-making? Are you interested in changing narratives around migration and integration? Come along to our free mentoring session, where, as young people, you can meet and interact with expert policy-makers in this area, on a one-on-one basis.
15 September, The Baytree Centre, SW9 6AE
16 August, The Baytree Centre, SW9 6AE
The third session teaches participants how to discuss relevant, and sometimes sensitive issues, in non-confrontational ways. We will welcome Raphaella Gabrasadig, a young lawyer born into a Sudanese refugee family and with expertise in media framing; Journalist and expert Aidan White from the Ethical Journalism Network; and UCL researcher Aysun Kiran, who will discuss how minorities are depicted in film with a focus on Turkish people, who represent a significant and often marginalised minority in several European countries.
14 July, The Baytree Centre, SW9 6AE
This workshop will allow young people to step into the shoes of migrants and refugees coming to this country and understand the challenges that they face when they don't speak English. It will include an insight into who has power to make decisions about how social issues are addressed in our communities, how to engage with those people, and practical activities in central London.
21 July, The Baytree Centre, SW9 6AE
Pride and Prejudice explores the topic of identity, and encourages young people to understand the complexity of our own identities, as well as how easy it is to reduce others to a much simpler, and often disparaging, set of characteristics. We will host Sagal Bafoe of the Anti-Tribalism Movement and Shefali Roy, a recent TedX Oxbridge Speaker, who will share their own experiences and help us to see how we can identify, address and overcome our own biases and help others to appreciate who we are.
22 July, with Xenia Women and Theodora Cadbury , Hackney Museum
This workshop gives young people the opportunity to spend time with migrants, sharing a picnic lunch whilst getting to know each other and learning things about each other.