Anni and Natasha from TBTC visited one of the many classes ran by English for Action, and were able to have an incredible discussion about the migrant experience and the struggles of living in London when you are regarded as "other". People in the room were from Brazil, and China, and Algeria and parts of the Middle East and Europe.
The cultural and language differences didn't stop us engaging in a really thoughtful discussion on what makes London a place that migrants come to, but also a place that is increasingly stressful and difficult to survive in.
The top demands that emerged from the workshop are:
-Decent, affordable housing
-Make higher education more accessible and
-More money for adult education and ESOL
Other popular demands included lower council tax and more local GP surgeries.
People are not demanding anything more than access to the most basic of human needs; housing, education, and healthcare.