Asylum and the city: Discussing displacement
|Starts:||18:30 10 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||21:00 10 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Jonathan Darling|
Part of the 2015 ESRC Festival of Social Science this event is a panel discussion and exhibition (photography, printmaking and podcasting), based around work undertaken with asylum seekers to mark the 15th anniversary of the UK asylum dispersal programme. This programme relocates those seeking asylum to towns and cities across the country on a ‘no choice’ basis whilst their claims are considered by the Home Office.
For the last 15 years, asylum seekers have been 'dispersed' across the UK to towns and cities while they await decisions on their claims for sanctuary. But what do we know about their experiences of this process? And how have different cities responded to the needs of asylum seekers? This event will discuss asylum activism and accommodation, and will showcase artworks produced in collaboration with dispersed asylum seekers and podcasts in which asylum seekers and advocates discuss displacement. From the stories of those displaced to images of new lives starting in Manchester, this event will promote discussion about the role cities can play in welcoming those fleeing persecution.
Speakers will include:
James Allen (Manchester Refugee Support Network)
Jonathan Darling (University of Manchester)
Estelle Worthington (Regional Asylum Activism)
Anna White and Emily Hughes (Pod Collective)
Followed by refreshments.
This event is free to attend and open to all but please book your place via Eventbrite: http://asylum-and-the-city.eventbrite.co.uk
Travel and Contact Information
The Engine House
The International Anthony Burgess
Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street