Hate Crime Strategy Consultation: Intangible Cultural Heritage

James McCune Smith Room, Merchants House Merchants House, 7 West George Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The role of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Community Cohesion in tackling racism, discrimination to inform a hate crime strategy The aim of this session is to consider how we promote intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and community interaction to challenge hate crime, discrimination and inequality in Scotland.  The things that define us as people; language, music, […]


GRAMNet Film Series Launch

University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Centre 9 University Avenue, Glasgow

Launch of the 2022/2023 GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series. Join us for the screening of this fascinating documentary by Professor Alison Mountz and filmmaker Lisa Molomot. We are delighted to be joined by Alison Mountz, Professor and Laurier Research Chair in Global Migration at Wilfrid Laurier University, for the screening. The 80-minute documentary will be followed by […]

Hate Crime Strategy Consultation: Education

Online (Zoom)

Re-forming the Curriculum. Education as part of tackling hate crime in Scotland Location: Zoom. Details will be sent out to registered attendees 13th December. Theme The aim of this session will be to consider how we can utilise the education system in Scotland to tackle racism and other linked forms of discrimination within a Hate […]


GRAMNet Film Series: Dreaming of Words

University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Centre 9 University Avenue, Glasgow

In observance of Mother Language Day, and part of the 2022/2023 GRAMNet Film Series. Dreaming of Words Trailer:

EMNRN Network Meeting

The Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network will reconvene on Thursday 30th March 2023. Throughout 2023 our national network will continue to operate as a platform for Scotland ethnic minority communities to engage directly with Government and other important institutions. We will be joined on 30th March by 4 key contributors who have important roles in […]

GRAMNet Film Series: City of Long Stay

This documentary examines the migration of Europeans and North Americans to Chiang Mai, Thailand, for dementia care. Why are they coming from such seemingly wealthy countries that have excellent health care systems, and what are the implications for health care in Thailand? What are the circumstances driving and drawing people here? The film animates and […]

GRAMNet Film Series: Little Palestine

Online (Zoom)

In a special collaboration with UNESCO RILA Spring School, and in partnership with BEMIS Scotland, we are honoured to present TWO virtual screenings in May. Join us virtually on the 17th May at 6:30 PM BST for a LIVE watch party of Abdallah Al-Khatib’s LITTLE PALESTINE + post screening Q&A! Please find LINK here! Details: Documentary: Lebanon, France, Quatar, (2021) | Director: Abdallah […]

GRAMNet Film Series: Through Our Eyes

University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Centre 9 University Avenue, Glasgow

For Refugee Week 2023, in partnership with GRAMNet and BEMIS are delighted to present an IN PERSON screening of Bafta nominated director Samir Mehanovic’s  THROUGH OUR EYES (2018). Filmed over three years, Samir Mehanovic’s emotive documentary gives a fresh and personal insight into the human catastrophe of the Syrian conflict. A Muslim refugee himself, Mehanovic fled […]

Launch of the Ethnic Minority Race, Equality and Human Rights Network

Merchants House of Glasgow, Grand Hall 7 West George Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

In March 2020 the Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network (Scotland) was initiated by BEMIS Scotland and over 100 ethnic minority led community organisations to respond to the social, economic, health and welfare needs of communities due to the pandemic. Following an extensive period of consultation members have decided to evolve the network to reflect long-standing […]

GRAMNet Film Series: My Name is Anik

CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

GRAMNet in partnership with BEMIS is delighted to present this stunning short, MY NAME IS ANIK, by Glasgow based director Bircan Birol. Details: Documentary: UK (2019) | Colour | Director: Bircan Birol | Languages: Turkish, Kurdish | Running Time: 15m | Subtitles: English | Rating: PG Synopsis: How many stories can one language hold? Anik is the […]