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Migrant Community Center Reopens
Happy news this morning as it was revealed that Beirut’s Migrant Community Center (MCC) has reopened as of July 1st, 2021.
Established back in 2011 by the Anti Racism Movement (ARM), these Centers are ‘where migrant workers meet, organize, build alliances, and access information, resources, and direct assistance’. After a year of forced isolation, closures, and difficult times, we’re happy to report that the center is back to welcoming migrant communities and will be announcing programs soon.
Since their creation, the Migrant Community Centers have been offering free classes and other educational, social, and capacity-building activities, such as language and computer classes, health awareness sessions, rights education, advocacy training, cultural exchange events, social gatherings, and various national holiday celebrations to migrant workers. The MCCs also serve as a hub where initiatives are launched, a space to have celebrations and get-togethers, and a casual space for all those involved.
MCC is an exhilarating portrait of a place that showcases a broad spectrum of foreign culture and then sets that celebration against the discrimination practices on grounds of race, color, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation and gives workers protection outside the field of employment.