Their Story Matters with Sara troy and her guest Jason Bergen aired October 20th-on
Migration the world is made of immigrants from all over the world. Some are running from tyranny a home torn from war and regimes, some come looking for a better life for their family, we need migrants for we need people to fill the jobs left by an ageing working population there are not enough people left. Is it not all bed and roses for them, no, some are held for years waiting for a visa to work, some have a hard time trusting and some are still in such shock of what they have had to run from. But they are here and it is time to welcome and integrate and build cohesive communities for that is how this Global World was built.
Jason Bergen is a Canadian (raised in Abbotsford and Saskatoon) who has lived and worked in Malawi, Nepal and Sri Lanka with Canada World Youth, World University Service of Canada, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has lived in the UK since 2000 and has worked in social justice, equalities and communications with charities (such as Oxfam), local authorities & European programmes mostly supporting refugees and migrants. In 2010 he helped establish Migrant Voice and is a volunteer Chair of Trustees.
Migrant Voice is a migrant-led charity to support migrants (from all migrant backgrounds – refugees, asylum seekers, economic migrants, etc.) share their experiences and stories in the media and the communities they live in. MV organises training and ‘Meet a Migrant’ sessions with journalists, broker pro-active and reactive media stories and speaking events with migrants, and produce an annual Migrant Voice Newspaper (100,000 distributed free), conference, events and research.
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