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Covid Chronicles: Overcoming reliance on gatekeepers

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posted on 2022-12-16, 14:52 authored by Tot Foster

Gatekeeping or Gate Opening?

Tot Foster recounts her experiences of a fascinating conference that addressed the problem of relying too heavily of “usual suspects’ who act as gatekeepers and who may limit access to certain groups. No group is ‘Hard to Reach”: The real problem is lack of effort to access and include them

The blog offers insights into debates at a one-day conference: ‘Overcoming Reliance on Gatekeepers:

Addressing Racial Equity Through Meaningful Partnerships and Collaboration with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities at a Local Level’.  This was organised by Dr Fidele Mutwarasibo, the Director of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership at the Open University. 

 This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.