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We are delighted to announce that Migrant Action will be running an online workshop on 14th April 2021 at 10 am that focuses on migrant and BME communities and the difficulty they face in regards to the COVID19 vaccine
BME communities continue to be overrepresented in Covid-19 related hospitalisations and deaths. The crushing economic impact of Covid-19 is most visible amongst these communities who are overrepresented at the ‘frontline’ and in the most precarious, disposable, insecure and low paid jobs. Migrants, who have no recourse to public funds, don’t have a ‘safety-net’ to fall back whilst those with insecure or irregular immigration status, are wary about participating in Covid-19 responses including the vaccine.
Whilst vaccine ‘hesitancy’ is complex, covid-19 outcomes for BME and migrant communities are precariously obvious.
Migrant Action is organising a collaborative workshop to:
– Enhance constructive discourse about covid-19/vaccine
– Ensure equity of access to the vaccine
– Challenge conspiracies and transform vaccine hesitancy
This workshop features special guest keynote speakers:
– Anna Miller and Matteo Besana (Doctors of the World)
– Aliya Yule (Migrants Organise)
– Tesfalem Yemane (RETAS)
To purchase tickets for the online workshop: