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Day 96, Year of #Mygration: #OUDigitalArchive and Windrush Generation

The Windrush generation is much in the news. But the Open University has long been using footage of their arrival in, for instance, Post-Colonial Britain (Archive: BBC and Pathé).

16th May 2018
Photo of Dr Faith Mkwananzi

Day 95, Year of #Mygration: Educational aspiration formation among young asylum seekers in South Africa

Dr. Faith Mkwananzi from the University of the Free State, South Africa, will be visiting The Open University on 22 May and holding a seminar exploring 'The complexity of educational aspiration formation among young asylum seekers in South Africa'

15th May 2018
Afghan interpreters in 2002

Day 94, Year of #Mygration: Afghan interpreters - belonging on the battlefield, exclusion from the nation?

Dr Sara de Jong discusses claims for protection, rights & settlement by Afghans & Iraqis who have worked for western military forces & development organisations, and the Home Office's agreement to waive the indefinite leave to remain fee for resettled former Afghan interpreters

14th May 2018
Photo of a yellow plastic duck with the words 'immigration officer' underneath

Day 93, Year of #Mygration: Identity, belonging, 'integration’ & xenophobia

'Ideas Lab' to explore identity, belonging, ‘integration’ & xenophobia in Milton Keynes and Wolverton

11th May 2018
Examples of film posters, one called 'Nana'

Day 92, Year of #Mygration: Global Migration Film Festival

Calling All Filmmakers! UN Migration Agency Launches Call for Submissions to 2018 Global Migration Film Festival 

10th May 2018
Photo of a crowd enjoying 2017's event

Day 91, Year of #Mygration: Family Arts & Culture Festival, Milton Keynes, Art in the Park

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Milton Keynes' Family Arts & Culture Festival, Art in the Park. This year, the event is being held at Willen Lake on 30th June, 1pm - 7pm

9th May 2018
Photo of Sajid Javid smiling (his personal Twitter photo)

Day 90, Year of #Mygration: Six ways Sajid Javid can make British migration policy more humane

Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at The Open University, Tendayi Bloom, explores the six ways Sajid Javid can make British migration policy more humane

8th May 2018
Theatre Production Promotional Poster with a gentleman tipping his hat with a suitcase

Day 89, Year of #Mygration: Windrush Dance

Following on from his piece on Windrush poetry, Professor Giles Mohan talks about The Phoenix Dance Theatre's latest production, 'Windrush: Movement of the People'. Giles looks at how the production explores the 'importance of these mobilities and their evolving legacies'.

4th May 2018
Photo of James Berry

Day 88, Year of #Mygration: Windrush poetry

In this short provocation, Professor Giles Mohan highlights the work of James Berry, used within OU teaching, to express the emotions of migration, 'the hopes, anxieties, sadness, opportunity, racism and much else besides'

3rd May 2018

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