From: Rita Chadha <rita.chadha@ramfel.org.uk> Date: 2 December 2013 17:26:20 GMT Subject: Migration Matters 2013 – The Full Programme
Migration Matters, is RAMFEL’s annual review of all things related to immigration, migration, race and equality throughout the year.  This is the third year we have run the programme, and the format is similar to previous years.
This year, we ask the question ‘How do or should different communities of interest, (white working class communities, women, faith groups, the voluntary sector, Jewish community), interact and relate to current issues around immigration?’  We finish the day with an evening finale at the Old Town Hall, Stratford to hear from an esteemed panel of speakers about their views on the issue, and draw upon what has been discussed throughout the day.
In addition this year, we will also be making some major announcements about RAMFEL, and our plans for the future.
Here is a full list of the events during the day and how to book: ‘What is happening to the white working class?’ – Speakers Professor Ben Rogaly, Sussex University, & Lucy Mercer, local resident and Referrals and Donations Coordinator at RAMFEL.           Venue: The Broadway Theatre, The Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS Date/Time: Wednesday 11th December 2013, 8.30am-9.30am How to book:
https://migrationmatters2013barkingdagenham.eventbrite.co.uk The Sisterhood discusses Immigration and Feminism – Speakers, Redbridge Street Pastors, (local voluntary group working with street sex workers and other vulnerable women) Cllr Balvinder Saund, (Redbridge Councillor and Chair of the Sikh Women’s Alliance) Niki Adams (Legal Action for Women) and Manveen Padda (Family Solicitor, Duncan Lewis) Venue: Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA Date/ Time: Wednesday 11th December 2013,  How to book: https://migrationmatters2013redbridge.eventbrite.co.uk
Anti Immigration, mainstreaming and the voluntary sector – Speakers Rita Chadha, Chief Executive of RAMFEL and Eiri Ohtani, Coordinator of Detention Forum and Independent Voluntary Sector Consultant Venue: Romford YMCA, Rush Green Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0PH Date/Time: Wednesday 11th December 2013, 12.30pm-1.30pm How to book: https://mm2013havering.eventbrite.co.uk
What role should faith groups play in supporting asylum seekers, migrants and refugees? Speakers, Father Steven Saxby (Parish Priest, St Barnabas, Walthamstow), Yusuf Hansa, (Chairman, Noor Ul Islam Trust),  Norman Coe (Christian Kitchen) Balvinder Kaur (Sikh Council of Great Britain) Venue: Walthamstow Library, High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7JN Date/Time: Wednesday 11th December 2013, 2.30pm-3.30pm How to book: https://mm2013walthamforest.eventbrite.co.uk
The Jewish Community in the East End Diaspora – with Judith Garfield (Eastside Community Heritage),  Dr Ben Gidley (COMPAS, Oxford University) Venue: Birkbeck College, London University, 1 Salway Place, Stratford, London, E15 4LN   Date/Time: Wednesday 11th December 2013, 4.00pm-5.00pm How to book: Ring Judith Garfield on 020 8553 3116
Immigration: Home and Away – A Game of Two Halves? – Speakers Lee Jasper (Movement Against Xenophobia), Varinder Singh (Turban Campaign/Sikhs Against the EDL), Ulrike Schmidt (Walthamstow Migrants Action Group), Show Racism the Red Card.                                                                                                                           Chair: Professor Michael Keith, COMPAS, Oxford University Venue: The Old Town Hall Stratford, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 4BQ Date/Time: Wednesday  11th December 2013, 6pm-9pm How to book:  https://immigrationhomeandaway.eventbrite.co.uk

Rita Chadha

Chief Executive Officer

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