The Mekong Migration Network and the Asian Migrant Centre invite you to the launch of the book From Our Eyes: Mekong Migrant Reflections: 2000 – 2012.
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2012
Time: 10am – 12pm
Place: The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Patumwan, Bangkok
From Our Eyes is a collection of personal stories, insight and analysis from 15 migrants, on their lives over the past 12 years. The accounts convey important perspectives on the practical impact of migrant-related policies, with the hope of countering a general lack of recognition that migrants are indeed capable of analysing issues that relate to their own lives.
The launch will feature speakers from the migrant community reflecting on the book, and on their experiences. A migrant leader from the Workers Solidarity Association (WSA) highlights the importance of recognising migrant voices, opinions and analysis:
“The policies and regulations relating to migrant workers have made our lives sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter. We would like to suggest that governments create policies that solve real problems and create public benefits, and do not ruin the lives of migrants. As we migrants speak out through this publication, we hope that the relevant authorities will hear us and reflect our opinions in their policy making.”
Please feel free to pass this on to your networks. For further information please contact Ms Omsin (Plaii) Boonlert (firstname.lastname@example.org / +668 6923 8313) or Ms Jessica Marsh (email@example.com / +668 6416 8280).
For more details, please see a flyer of the MMN book launch here.
Thai version (PDF 340KB)
Burmese version (PDF 552KB)