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aMASE: advancing Migrant Access to health Services in Europe

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Research shows that migrants are often very healthy when they first move to a country, but then become more vulnerable to certain health conditions. For some it’s because certain illnesses are more common in their home country, for others it’s because illnesses are related to specific behaviours or attitudes, or change in environment. Another reason could be that some people find it hard to use healthcare services in their new home.

aMASE: advancing Migrant Access to health Services in Europe is a European Commission funded community study. It is being led by researchers from University College London, UK, and the Institute of Health Carlos III, Spain. In a nutshell, aMASE allows migrants to feedback about their experiences of healthcare systems across Europe so that healthcare providers can plan better, more appropriate services for ALL people living in Europe.  The survey is strictly anonymous and confidential, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Participants have to be aged 18+ and living outside their country of birth.

The survey is available in 14 languages.

 

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The Gospel Summit June 13-14 2014 @ The Drum, Birmingham B6 4UU

 The Gospel Summit June 13 14 2014 @ The Drum, Birmingham B6 4UU

The Gospel Summit is back!

Independents Breakthrough! Increasing your ability to succeed, this specialist music industry business event delivers a dynamic two day event for everyone – especially Gospel artists, label owners promoters producers.

Features include:
GMIA Executives’ Church & Gospel Leaders Luncheon
Fri 13 June, 12 – 4pm
Tickets: Free Admission
Historic first meeting of Church and Gospel Leaders to discuss the future of UK Gospel.
Sponsored by Bible Society

JUMP Music Video Awards
Fri 13 June, 7:30pm
Tickets: £8, £10 OTD
The first-ever JUMP Music Video Awards for artists and the creators working in video productions. Submissions open until Wed 14 May, nominations will be announced Sat 31 May. For more information and UK & International categories visit www.jumprelease.com

The awards will be filmed for broadcast on OH TV (Sky Channel 199).

Gospel Summit Main Day
Sat 14 June, 9am – 4pm
Tickets: £25
A day filled with workshops, expert industry panels, showcase, networking, and decision-making on shaping a new landscape for our scene. Every delegate will receive expert knowledge and support.

Workshop and Industry Panels include:
- Music Video Workshop: How to make a quality video for less
- Choir & Vocal Workshop, with tips for Choir Directing
- Songwriters Workshop: Improving Your Craft
- How to set up and run your own artist-owned record label
- The Business of Gospel in Europe – ‘Our United States’
- How to get the best out of your online music distributor
- How can I make a quality music video for less?
- Q & A’s: What is the right price for my ministry or performance?
- How does copyright licensing work in Churches?
- The Gospel scene & music industry structure

Every delegate will receive expert advice and practical support to be Business Ready, Rights Ready, Marketing Ready and Charts Ready! Music experts include: Linton Beckles, Marcia Dixon, Vidal Juba, Ryan J Bruce, Charles Koranteng, Audrey Gray, Roger Moore and many others.

KnowShowcase Concert
Sat 14 June, 7pm
Tickets: £8, £10 OTD
(Included in Summit Main Day cost)
Reggae artist Watchman launches his new album. Special guests Jnr Robinson from Denmark, Ricardo Williams, Town Hall Choir, Millicent Stephenson, Natty Josiah, Isabella Melodies, Natalie Phillips and more!

New acts: sign up for your chance to make your Summit debut before an audience including booking agents, promoters, managers, media contacts. Space is limited so register now!

http://www.gmia.org.uk

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Reggae Film, Music & Fun – British Black Music/BMC in association with Flash Musicals

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A family-friendly event consisting of the first screening of  ‘Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae’, a guerilla documentary started by Kwaku in 2012 to mark JA@50 with contributions from numerous artists, producers, activists, fans, etc; and Gus Berger’s ‘Duke Vin And The Birth Of Ska’, which aims to tell the story of what happened when Duke Vin and Count Suckle arrived in the UK in 1954 and Duke Vin soon setting up the first sound system in the UK. They brought with them a sound that was sweeping across Jamaica and would later change the face of music in the UK. This was the sound of Ska!

Followed by a Q&A, quiz and a selection of purely British reggae with Kwaku and Da Prezedent!

Bring the family, expect to learn and have fun!

Flash Musicals Youth Theatre
Methuen Road
Edgware
London
HA8 6EZ
United Kingdom

Saturday, 28 June 2014 from 15:00 to 19:00 (BST)

£5 adults, £2 under 16s. Profits go to the Flash Musicals charity.

A small selection of CDs and vinyl will be on sale.

 

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Claudia Unterweger – reporting the news in Austria

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Translated from German:

The presenter and editor , born in 1971 , has worked for the ORF in both the television and the radio.

With the completion certificate of the Vienna International School in the bag , she moved to France originally . There, the native of Vienna, studied international politics. At the University of Vienna , she did research on the living situation of black people in Austria and completed her history studies. Human rights were at the heart of its multi-year public relations , among others for Amnesty International . 2012 was selected Claudia Unterweger by the U.S. State Department to participate in the International Visitors Leadership Program .

Her journalistic career began at Radio Africa International, then she moved as a reporter for commercial radio . Since the summer of 2000, the Vienna-born regularly presents topics related to current affairs on radio FM4 .

2011 overtook the radio host and the call to the television. For two years, designed and presented it to the ” ZiB – flash” news. Then Claudia Unterweger worked , which is now twice Romy – nominated as a TV editor for the Message Formats ” ZiB 20″ and ” ZiB Magazine ” .

Claudia Unterweger since September 16, 2013 alternating with Bernhard Stöhr, Daniela Soykan and Michael Berger hostess of the current Sports at 19.55 clock in ORF 2.

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7th Annual Summer School on Black Europe: Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

Editor’s note: I am dying to take this course one summer. If you can attend and get accepted, I would live to hear about your experience, feedback on the course, and how you feel post-course.

black europe copy 7th Annual Summer School on Black Europe: Interrogating Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 23 – July 4, 2014

The Summer School on Black Europe is an intensive two week course offered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The 7th annual Summer School on Black Europe will take place from June 23rd to July 4th, 2014 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in collaboration with The Center of Study and Investigation for Global Dialogues (Barcelona, Spain).*

The Summer School on Black Europe will be held at:

International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE)
Lombokstraat 40, 1094 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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The overall goal of this course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora (and “other” immigrants of color) in Europe. We will focus on and discuss the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of these legacies on policies, social organizations and legislation today. This course will begin with a historical overview of the African Diaspora in Europe that traces the involvement of European nations in the colonization of the Americas. We will address the migration and settlement of Blacks in Europe, and examine immigration and citizenship laws that regulated their settlement. We will also look at anti-discrimination laws as they have arisen in various European countries. We compare the history of regulation and management of race and ethnic relations and the discourse surrounding the concept of Blackness and self-identification. Historically, social forces and social movements within Europe have given rise to policies to combat racism. We will trace the chain of events following social and civil conflicts that prompted these policies and analyze the legislative and intellectual discourse produced in the aftermath. In addition, we will explore notions of Blackness as official categorization; as a social construction employed by the dominant groups to indicate (non) belonging; as a Diaspora living within Europe; and as a contestation of the dominant (White) paradigm. In this way, we examine the social mobilization of Blacks to resist domination.

The above issues will be considered in light of the immediacy of contemporary global and European forces, including competing issues and discourses on Islamophobia, increased non-Black migration into and across Europe, and the debt crisis in the European Union.

This course will also seek to address the dimensions of race and ethnic relations that are unique to Europe; examining the ways in which conceptions of the “other” are institutionalized and reproduced; the rise of xenophobia in various EU countries; issues such as global racisms, everyday racism and epistemic racism; the legal definitions and discourse surrounding the conceptualized “other”; and examining the ways in which each country has dealt with issues of race and national identity. To this effect guest speakers for the 2014 program will be drawn from Germany, Italy and Portugal for case studies in those countries.

Affiliated Faculty Members include:

  • Dr. Marta Araujo, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Dr. Philomena Essed, Antioch University
  • Dr. Jeanette Davidson, University of Oklahoma
  • Dr. David Theo Goldberg, University of California Humanities Research Institute
  • Dr. Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Dienke Hondius, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Dr. Kwame Nimako, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Dr. Stephen Small, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Melissa F. Weiner, College of the Holy Cross
  • Dr. Gloria Wekker, Universiteit van Utrecht
  • Dr. Donna Driver-Zwartkruis, Vrije Universiteit

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Tuition

The tuition for this course is € 1600 (or € 1300 without housing) .

Tuition includes housing, the opening reception, lunches on all class days, weekly get-togethers with faculty, a course reader, a public transportation pass, and travel costs and entrance to museums and exhibitions during excursions.

The excursions are coordinated through Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours.

Tuition does not include travel to and from Amsterdam.

For more information over the Summer School, please email:
blackeurope [at] dialogoglobal.com

K. Nimako, Director
Email: obee [at] telfort.nl

Mano Delea, Project Manager
Email: mano.delea [at] gmail.com

Camilla Hawthorne, Coordinator North America
Email: camilla.hawthorne [at] Berkeley.edu

Giovanni Picker, Coordinator East/Central Europe & Russia
Email: giovanni.picker [at] gmail.com

APPLICATION

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