Many Voices is our exciting new project working with six groups across Scotland. The aim of Many Voices is to amplify voices that are silenced and marginalised – not to speak on their behalf, but to empower them and provide a platform so their stories can reach a wider audience. Censorship isn’t just when a black pen erases words; censorship also exists when there are people whose voices aren’t heard in the first place.
To find out more about this campaign or see how you can take part, please contact Heini Huhtinen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project workshops running Sept-Oct 2017, once a week for five weeks
Workshop schedule: April 2017 – May 2017 (5 weeks)
Workshop schedule: October 2017-November 2017 (5 weeks)
Workshop schedule: April 2017 – August 2017 (5 months)
Workshop schedule: 5 weeks between August-September 2017
Workshop schedule: August 2017 – November 2017 (5 months)
To celebrate our Many Voices project, we are sharing stories from the individuals who took part in project and made it reality. Read what Meriem Timizar from International Women’s Group had to say about the joys of writing collectively and breaking down language barriers.
If you had leave home, what would you take with you? And what would you leave behind?
These were some of the questions International Women’s Group Glasgow North addressed during their Many Voices workshops with poet and founder of the Belonging Project, Marjorie Lotfi Gill.
As part of our 18-month Many Voices project, we partnered up with the charity Move On to run a series of writing workshops with their service users. Led by author Karen Campbell, the group embarked on a 5-week journey to explore different types of writing styles – and to determine the stories they wanted to share with the rest of the world.
“To be a hero you don’t have to be a genius like Einstein
You don’t need a halo or to be god’s sign
You don’t even have to go through life without committing a crime”