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Send a letter to the editor - International Women’s Day & Mother’s Day 2024

This Mother’s Day, help us raise awareness of the contribution women in EU citizens’ communities bring to the UK, our shared struggles, or cultural identity.

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Send a letter to the editor - International Women’s Day & Mother’s Day 2024
Send a letter to the editor - International Women’s Day & Mother’s Day 2024

Time & Location

01 Mar 2024, 18:00 – 19:30

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About the Event

All of us deserve to live with dignity in the country we call home, no matter our accent, the colour of our skin, or how much we earn. However, families of EU citizens in the UK often face challenges in securing our immigration status, proving this and exercising our family reunion rights. Women are often at a disadvantage, sometimes struggling to prove our residency history in the UK when we’ve stayed at home with our children. 

This Mother’s Day, help us raise awareness of the contribution women in EU citizens’ communities bring to the UK, our shared struggles, or cultural identity. 

Why write a letter to the editor 

Local newspapers in the UK are often the most trusted forms of media. Anyone can write a letter to the editor of their local paper, sharing our views on topical issues of the day. People write to tell readers about an issue, an event, or comment on a topic they feel strongly about. 

These letters can provide valuable perspectives on current events. Letters often come from people directly affected by the issues being discussed, and can offer insights not always available in mainstream media coverage. 

The aim is to help spark debate and discussion. When people disagree with our perspectives, it can encourage them to think more deeply about the issue and share their thoughts. This can help create more engaged and informed public discourse. 

Join our webinar and let’s write our letters together 

1st March, 6-7:30pm, on Zoom 

Letters to the editor can be about anything, but their chance of being used is greatly increased if they are published around the date of an anniversary or celebration. As 8th March is International Women’s Day, and 10th March is Mothers’ Day in the UK, it’s a great chance for women from our EU citizens’ communities to write about our struggles, celebrate our contributions, and raise awareness. 

You could be a woman entrepreneur, or someone who brings together your community, or helping other women access their rights. We’ll help you shape your story, whether you’d like to speak out against injustice, or celebrate our community and contribution.   

We invite you to take part in a webinar on 1st March, where you can learn more about how to write a letter, how to find the details of the editor you will send it to, and draft your letter during our workshop. 

You’ll get a chance to work with one of our team members to edit your letter, and if it doesn’t get published in your local newspaper, we’ll publish it on our Common Ground website, and share it on our social media channels.

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