Millions Migrants Mobilizing Worldwide (3MW) is a cultural campaign consisting of a choreographed line dance to an original song highlighting the root causes of forced migration and the issues migrants and refugees face everyday, such as family separation, labor exploitation, wage theft, detention, deportation, criminalization and discrimination.
3MW is part of the International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR), a global campaign to assert, promote, and uplift the genuine voice of migrants and refugees in the global discourse on migration and development.
3MW will make its debut with coordinated flash mobs around the world on October 2 & 3, 2013, at 2:14pm right before the convening of the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (UN HLD). 2:14pm symbolizes the 214 million migrants around the world who will be directly affected by the policies put forth by the UN HLD.
The UN HLD promotes the neoliberal framework that migration can be managed as a “tool for a development”, but does not include the voices of migrants themselves.
The IAMR brings together migrants, their families, and migrant advocates to challenge and expose this framework. The IAMR asserts that migration is not a tool for development, but a barometer of underdevelopment. The IAMR seeks to address the root causes of forced migration first and foremost in the discourse on sustainable development. Development begins in our home countries.
The IAMR will culminate this year its fourth international conference in New York City, October 1-5. For more information on the IAMR4, visit http://www.iamr4.com
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