Organisations, artists and the general public joined together on Saturday, 28th March in the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, the area chosen to celebrate this event, which is the first of a series, which I am confident, which will keep on going. It is notable that Elephant and Castle is the site of the largest and oldest network of Latin American businesses in London, which is indication of the presence of the Latin community in this area of London and its surroundings.
And there are many actions that have been taken in this regard. Not long ago, a petition was created and went public, appealing for the continuation of funding for Latin American Woman’s Aid (LAWA). This action had a favourable result due to the perseverance of their representatives.
Another achievement that holds great weight, is the recognition in both Lambeth and Southwark council, which recognize the Latin Americans as an ethnic group.
So, achievements and initiatives like those of Migrants Contribute, support, enhance and strengthen the daily advancement of the Latin American community. And this is what it is about, making sure that we are taken into consideration because migrants do contribute.
And for those, who like myself, did not have the opportunity to attend the event, I give you this summary of what happened.
Migrants Contribute, mission accomplished!
Photo: Rachel Hobbs (Twitter)
Translated by John-Jeffrey Luna and Rosie Morgan
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