LEx leaders working across the UK to support the communities they represent and serve have been challenged as never before as they navigate a complex and ever-evolving terrain due to the pandemic and ongoing lockdowns. Many continue to work tirelessly on emergency responses, while others move towards strategies for recovery, renewal and ‘building back better’ post-COVID. We know that economic hardship, regional inequity, health and other social inequalities are multiplying, while pre-existing inequities are on the rise, including racial, gender, and class injustices.
We see you. We appreciate you and thank you for all that you are doing.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, coalitions of LEx leaders have been coming together to craft and co-create free LEx Movement events to elevate our individual and collective efforts. Keep an eye out for events dedicated to you and your community on this page.
Free Network Events for LEx Leaders working in the Migrant & Refugee Sector
Our LEx M&R Network are hosting free online community-building events curated specifically for our Migrant and Refugee LEx Movement Members to help bridge expertise, deploy specialist resources, and strengthen LEx-led knowledge production and collaboration across the broader sector
Watch this space and future newsletters for further updates – and please spread the word across and to migrant/refugee/racial injustice LEx-led organisations you know – so they can join our Movement and access these free events as well as free capacity building support if they are not already a member
If you are a migrant or refugee LEx leader or a LEx leader with lived experience of racial injustice supporting racial justice work in the UK and not yet a member you can JOIN HERE to take part in free networking and knowledge exchange events and receive the LEx Movement Newsletters.
28th Jan – We’ve Always Been Here: Histories of Migration to the UK & LEx Campaigning. Alongside COVID, hostile immigration laws and policies continue to emerge in a post-Brexit era. Migrant led campaigns have long been at the heart of successful social justice and workers rights movements in the UK. Join us for an in-depth exploration into the history and legacy of colonialism and immigration to the UK, its intersections with racism, and how together we can build strategies for justice. BOOK HERE
4th Feb – Making an Impact: making your campaign & organising work visually effective. A free design workshop. A LEx Movement M&R Network Event BOOK HERE
17th Feb – Community Connections: A Community Space for Migrant & Refugee LEx Leaders. Elevation through Solidarity. A LEx Movement M&R Network event. BOOK HERE
17th Mar – Community Connections: A Community Space for Migrant & Refugee LEx Leaders. Elevation through Solidarity. A LEx Movement M&R Network event. BOOK HERE
LEx CJS Leaders Mobilise to disrupt the unjust Criminal (In)Justice system (CJS)
A dedicated and committed coalition of LEx Movement Members across the UK with Lived Experience of the CJS have mobilised to build the LEx CJS Network. Over the next few months, they will be launching and delivering free online events for ALL LEx Movement Members working across the entire social sector to support communities impacted by the unjust criminal ‘justice’ system. WATCH THIS SPACE AND SPREAD THE WORD.
If you are a LEx CJS leader working on gender injustice in the CJS email us at email@example.com to find out more about the LEx CJS Network’s Gender Justice working group.
If you are a LEx CJS leader working on racial injustice in the CJS email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the LEx CJS Network’s Racial Justice working group.
If you are a LEx leader with lived experience of the CJS and not yet a LEx Movement member you can JOIN HERE to take part in events and receive targeted LEx Movement Newsletters.