Researcher of a campign group co-founded by Keele University and Politics tutor at the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) Dr Lily Hamourtziadou has been celebrating being shortlisted for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Lily who is part of a small campaign group called Iraq Body Count was one of five groups to make the final cut for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
Since 1987 Black History Month (BHM) has been celebrated every October in the United Kingdom. The event is formally recognised by the Government and highlights the contributions Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people have made and continue to make to the economic, social and political landscape of the UK.
The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) has been awarded £10,800 from the Barrow Cadbury Trust for a research project aimed at helping and highlighting the hardship and discrimination of Zambrano Carers in Birmingham and the Black Country.
The Government is currently preparing its Spending Review for the next 5 years and will announce its plans on November 25. The Department of Business Innovation and Skills, which funds the WEA and other adult learning institutions like ourselves, has been asked by the Chancellor to suggest cuts of 25% and 40%.
Imagine not waking up in your bed, not having any of your belongings anymore and not seeing any of the familiar faces you would see every day that gave you a feeling of stability. Imagine waking up in a country where you don’t know anyone and where you can’t speak the local language. This is the feeling that thousands of refugees wake up to everyday.