The global Sanctuary City movement is growing, with formal and informal networks spreading across the UK, Europe, the US, and now Canada. In some jurisdictions this means formal policies to protect irregular migrants from prosecution. In others, it enshrines the individual’s ‘right to the city’ and ensures access to public services, regardless of immigration status. Elsewhere it is a community-led strategy to promote social inclusion and raise public awareness of the vulnerable. In an age of high mobility and open borders, what they all have in common is a growing number of residents who may be falling through the cracks.
Join us on May 24 for “Sanctuary Cities: Challenges and Opportunities,” a 60-minute webinar that explores sanctuary policies and programs in Toronto and New York, what works and why it’s important, asking: Who does the sanctuary city seek to protect and why?
Date: Tuesday, May 24th 201610:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EST) New York and Toronto 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (UTC) Vancouver and Los Angeles 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (BST) London, UK 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (CET) Berlin and Paris
November 16, 2015
Myths, misunderstanding and false information can contribute to a toxic narrative that distorts local realities, feeds bias and hurts the most vulnerable. To fight discrimination and counter the high cost of exclusion, the City of Barcelona developed the BCN "Anti Rumour" campaign, an innovative, multi-pronged strategy that promotes the value of “convivencia”, or living together in diversity and intercultural coexistence. Today this highly successful program is being replicated in over 15 cities across Europe, with strategies ranging from street theatre and pop-up workshops to media campaigns and workplace awareness. What are the essential ingredients of a successful campaign? How do we get the replication ball rolling?
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