New Europeans is excited to announce that we are supporting and promoting the #WeAreAllMigrants campaign.
#WeAreAllMigrants is an interactive and inclusive platform that champions positive messages about migration and integration, challenges racism and xenophobia and promotes an inclusive dialogue about identity and values in society.
Organisations can join the #WeAreAllMigrants platform to promote individual campaigns and aims, such as anti-racism campaigns, pro-refugee campaigns, and campaigns supporting the rights of EU migrants following the referendum.
Together we can provide an open and inclusive platform for all those shocked by the upturn in racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric in the UK.
We encourage members, individuals and organisations to get on board and share their own stories, support and campaigns using this united message, in order to build on the movement around this inclusive message.
The movement encourages people from all walks of life to stand together with migrants to challenge racism and xenophobia and to promote fairness and justice in immigration and asylum law and policy.
#WeAreAllMigrants sends a positive message about migration and integration, by talking about the humans hidden behind the “migrant” label, and most importantly by helping people understand that we are all connected to migrant stories.
It has been developed by the actor and musician Pedro Caxade. Using art and social media to connect in a fresh way with a younger generation, his small team have created a catchy music video with a powerful message, as well as a Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts to promote #WeAreAllMigrants.
Many people have spoken out in support of migrants in the UK, and especially European migrants and refugees themselves.
This has been shown through touching acts of solidarity, such as giving flowers to European neighbours, as well as messages on social media shared through hashtags such as#PostRefLove, #MoreInCommon and #RefugeesWelcome.
We believe that there is a huge amount of support for a more positive and inclusive message, as well as support for a fairer and more humane policy towards migrants and refugees.
What is needed is a single, unifying message and social platform that people can get behind to show their support and welcome for all migrants, share their own stories and thereby challenging negative perceptions and rhetoric.
#WeAreAllMigrants allows everyone to take part
What does #WeAreAllMigrants stand for?
- Influence the narrative on migration to create a more positive message with a human face
- Show support for those who feel targeted by racism and xenophobia
- Give a voice to people who do not feel that their positive views on migration are represented by the mainstream media and politicians and allow them to challenge prejudice
- Provide a unified message that both migrants and supporters can get behind to show support for individuals, as well as wider campaigns
- Open a discussion about identity and integration
- Educate people about the contributions migrants have made, historically and currently
- Put pressure on politicians and the media to support more progressive policies and stop scapegoating migrants
How can you get involved?
#WeAreAllMigrants have created a short video showing how to join the movement.
Share your story or your family’s story, as well as messages of support and solidarity, through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag:
#WeAreAllMigrants and @WeAreAllMigrants
Check out the music video Emigrante by Pedro Caxades
Promote campaigns that seek to challenge racism and xenophobia, promote the rights of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers using the #WeAreAllMigrants hashtag.
Attend the #WeAreAllMigrants art event 3-4 September at Gallery S O London on Brick Lane.