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Day 87, Year of #Mygration: 'Borders, Harms and Racisms'

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'Borders, Harms and Racisms' Symposium
School of Law, 
Birkbeck
Today and 
Thursday (2-3 May, 2018)
12:00 - 19:30

This event brings together scholars, third sector workers, and people with direct experience of immigration controls and borders to examine the theme of border harms from different substantive angles and theoretical perspectives. The idea of border harms encompasses the variety of ways that bordering practices produce harm and are interconnected with race and racisms.

Keynote speakers include Shahram Khosravi from Stockholm University and Alpa Parmar from the University of Oxford. Confirmed panellists include Frances Webber (Institute for Race Relations), Ben Hayes (Transnational Institute), Lorenzo Pezzani (Goldsmiths), and from the University of East London’s Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging: Gargi Bhattacharyya, Giorgia Doná, Nuria Targarona Rifa, Isabel Meier, and Georgi Wemyss. The full programme is available for download.

From our Open University migration group, Victoria Canning will be presenting a paper, '[No]rthern Borders: Addressing Social Harm in the lives of Women Seeking Asylum in the North of Europe', and our PhD student, Joanne Vincett will have an art installation, 'Origami Art in Immigration Detention'. This installation will also be at The OU Library Atrium, 18-22 June, during Refugee Week.

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