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TogetherintheUK presents: The Challenges of Migration
WhenJul 10, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019
Migration Museum at The Workshop,
26 Lambeth High Street,
London, SE1 7AG
Wednesday 10 July 2019 | 6pm–8pm
Migration Museum at the Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG
Free – advance registration essential
Join TogetherintheUK at the Migration Museum on July 10th from 6-8 pm for a discussion on the challenges of making a new life in the UK.
6.00 Drinks and nibbles
6.20 Introduction to the event by Teresa Norman
6.30 Keynote speaker. Dr. Clare Gerada on insights into immigration
7.00 Panel discussion: Nazek Ramadam (Founder and Executive Director of Migrant Voice), Richard Williams (asylum and migration specialist), Charly Ngouh (author of ‘How I Won My War’), Carol Komunhangi (A tech consultant , and D&I mentor), Karen Ang (author of Moving Matters; The Challenges and Solutions for making a new life in the UK).
Dr Clare Gerada’s father emigrated to the UK in the 1960s , enticed to come to help in the already struggling NHS. He served the NHS for 4 decades as a general practitioner in the East of England. Nearly 60 years later our health and social care systems rely on immigrants who help fill gaps, deliver essential services and care for patients. She will reflect on how, spurred by the divides created by Brexit, that we undervalue the enormous contribution made by immigrants to our country. She will talk from a personal perspective of her experience of working in the health service and the contribution made by our International colleagues.
Nazek Ramadan is the founder and Executive Director of Migrant Voice. She has 30 years experience running services for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and supporting migrants to advocate for their rights. She has particular expertise in migrant-led media work including establishing the Migrant Voice newspaper and the New Londoners, the first refugee newspaper in London.
Richard Williams is a freelance asylum and migration specialist, and a Director of MigrationWork CIC, a not-for-profit consultancy. Previous roles include EU Representative for the European Council on Refugees and Exiles between 2004 and 2007. As a consultant, Williams has worked on a wide range of issues, including refused asylum seekers, the Dublin system, border monitoring and city-to-city learning about integration. Richard is an adviser to the Oxford University publication Forced Migration Review and volunteers in his home town of Brighton as Chair of the local City of Sanctuary group, Sanctuary on Sea and Trustee of the Hummingbird Refugee Project, which supports young refugees.
Charly Ngouh is a Cameroonian author, who served as a Foreign and Commonwealth soldier in the Iraq War. He was born in Cameroon in 1980 and moved to the UK in 2001 to study law. His book How I Won My Wardocuments both family challenges, and the challenges of being an immigrant creating a new life in British society.
Carol Komunhangi is a huge contributor to TGIUK’s content, sourcing stories from a unique point of view through artists, poets and playwrights and creating video interviews with migrants about their experience of life in the UK. Burundian born, her and her family fled the genocide and settled in Uganda before moving to the UK in 2004. Passionate about equal opportunity, she spent her early career supporting international development charities as well as homegrown social enterprises in the UK. She is now a consultant in the Tech industry but continues to advocate for humanity in tech and diversity and inclusion within the workplace through mentoring underrepresented start-up founders.
Karen Ang is a social researcher who has over the last six months conducted in-depth research for TogetherintheUK. Understanding people’s beliefs and experiences is at the heart of Karen’s work. She works directly with people to create award-winning programmes based on their insights. Her report ‘Moving Matters: the challenges and solutions to creating a life the UK’ summarises insights from the literature, social listening, a focus group and in-depth interviews with migrants.
For more information on TGIUK, visit their website.