The Global Migrant Festival seeks to:
Provide a platform for low wage migrant workers and refugees to have their voices heard
Understand human perspectives of migration
Discuss key cross-cutting issues related to migration, including health, economics, safety, art and gender.
We believe the issues covered at the Festival have become increasingly relevant, given that regular and irregular migration is a defining trend with significant social, cultural, economic and political implications for both host and source countries.
The festival is held once every two years.
The festival is organised by a group of volunteers under the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition organising committee led by Shivaji Das.
Shivaji: Overall coordination, curation of programs for Africa, ASEAN, ANZ, Americas, Europe
Ida: Lead for Poetry Competitions (Singapore + Malaysia)
Vishal: Curator - Films
Theophilus: Curator - Research & Academic Programs
Isabela: Curation for programs for the Middle East
Luca: Curation for programs for China
Yolanda: Curation for programs for China
Yu Jing Mak: Design/ Social Media Coordinator
Sneha: Media (Social + PR)
Karisa: Tech + Streaming in-charge
Anne: Event & Participant coordination
Nurul Alexandria: Event & Participant coordination
Hilda: Event & Participant coordination
Rasuna: Video Editing
Yu Ting Mak: Webmaster
Dylan De Souza: Social Media Support
Charlotte: Event & Participant coordination
Deepu: Video and Event Support