Connecting Communities Circle: the Mexican Community

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00 in Discussion Forums

Where: Dialogue Society Hull Branch, 183 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1TY
Date: 5th March 2014


  • Speakers representing the Mexican community


Part of the Dialogue Society Connecting Communities Circles project, this event will focus on the identities, history, interests and challenges of the Mexican community in Hull. The informal discussion will bring together representatives of the local Mexican community and Dialogue Society staff and friends. Speakers from the Mexican community will give their perspectives on their own community, focusing on the following topics: history, family, education, business and cultural groupings/divisions.

Introduction to Connecting Communities Circles

The Dialogue Society’s Connecting Communities Circles project aims to build understanding of and connections between different ethnic groups in Hull (particularly in Islington and surrounding boroughs).

The project will consist of a series of informal discussion events or ‘circles’. Initially, each event will focus on a different ethnic group represented locally. A panel of five speakers belonging to that group will be invited to talk about topics related to the community’s history, identity and particular interests and challenges. The main topics proposed for discussion will be:

  • History
  • Family
  • Education
  • Business
  • Cultural groupings/divisions within the ethnic community

Speakers will be invited to talk for around 15 minutes each. Other members of the community in question will be invited to attend, along with Dialogue Society staff and a small number of interested contacts. The group will be small (approximately 15 people) and the atmosphere is intended to be relaxed and informal. Seating will be arranged in a circle to facilitate conversation. Refreshments will be provided.

The initial events will build participants’ understandings of different ethnic groups and lay the foundations for collaboration and for future initiatives bringing different groups together.

Aims and Objectives

  • To build understanding of and relationships with different ethnic communities in Hull, and particularly in the local area
  • To lay the foundations for new connections between different communities
  • To enable the Dialogue Society to respond better to the interests and concerns of those communities in designing and promoting its projects
  • To inform further initiatives to make fruitful connections or address community issues, (for example, inter-communal events or helpful introductions)

The Circles:

1. Connecting Communities Circle: the Mexican Community

2. Connecting Communities Circle: the Hungarian Community