Immigration Education Nottingham
Track 2: Campaigning and Community Engagement
OUR CAMPAIGNING WING looks to do similarly (i.e. start new discussions and new ways of thinking about immigration, asylum and cultural diversity generally), but does within the local community, and is much more open in terms of not requiring training and/or as much time commitment from volunteers. Students here are activists; organising various community initiatives, public discussions, marches, events and general information campaigns that broaden IEN’s reach and gets its message to people across the UK.
Last year for example, we teamed up with Stand Up to Racism and Nottingham’s People Assembly to organise a protest against the UK government’s decision to repeal the refugee policy known as “Dubs” which got us on the BBC radio and an article in the Nottingham Post as well as turned out a crowd of over 200 people on the day.
IEN in the media- our campaign officers Polly O'callaghan and Katherine Woodward-Esseen (top) had an interview with BBC Nottingham Radio to speak about our DUBS Protest, which also made the Nottingham Post (bottom).