We screened the Immigration Film at Unite the Union Cardiff
The Welsh office launched the new UK Immigration film at the Unite offices in Cardiff. Campaign Manager Sunil Patel introduced the film providing the background of the importance the film will have in the classrooms across Wales.
The Education staff has seen an increase in negative attitudes during workshops they have been delivering over the past few years. Ex-professional footballer and sessional worker Steve Jenkins shared his thoughts about what young people have been saying to him with statements such as "they come here to claim benefits" or "my parents can't get a job because there are too many Immigrants". Steve talked about how Immigration had a positive impact on him when he played professional football, many professional players are Migrants playing in the UK and the game is better for it.
The film received a good response from our guests that included Council staff, Union members and other 3rd sector workers.
The event concluded with Sunil giving a personal testimony about how he and his family came to the UK as asylum seekers from Uganda and the difficulties they faced settling in a new country. He encouraged the guests to help promote the new film in their areas of work.
We would like to thank Unite the Union for hosting the event.