Act for Change

Catching the Past in the Present

To run a forum in Bedford to engage between 30-50 participants to explore and start speaking about the trauma held in our communities, whether it be in the histories of individual migrants who are here, or of whole communities dislocated or simply silent, around what brought them here.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119291)

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There are currently many feelings, views and opinions about the pressing issues of migration in Europe, the UK and in localised communities. These feelings and the thinking in the shadow of these feelings when unprocessed, can create increasing 'fundamentalist' -like environments where each of us does not listen to the other - enough. We need to learn how to deal with our differences in a non-violent way and focus on the healing that is needed.


Our project is needed to bring together people from different background and countries; to create a safe space to express and transform our feelings about the past, present & future so that we can be present in our interactions at this time. By creating open forum spaces for people to get together an learn to facilitate each other in conversations around our different feelings and the diverse stories and experiences we have, we are strengthening civil society in ways that are ever more needed.