Using social media to engage migrant communities

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  • 1. Devon Grapevine using social media to engage migrant communities
  • 2. Overview
    • The issue continuing to engage with BME residents in Devon, following a Community Safety mapping project
    • The solution an online social network the Devon Grapevine
    • Successes and lessons learned
  • 3. Successes and lessons learned
    • Successes
    • 174 members including 29 featured members (groups and organisations)
    • Added by members: 39 videos, 101 photos and more than 150 blog posts
    • New links made between individuals and groups
    • Race hate issues raised
    • Lessons learned
    • Clarity about purpose and target membership
    • Start small and grow slowly
    • Build on existing connections
    • Attend community events
    • Admins social role - to accept, greet, respond to and connect members