6pm Friday 24th May
M2 Grand Parade
University of Brighton
MARS welcomes Sri Lankan born novelist and film-maker Roma Tearne, http://romatearne.co.uk/, as she reads the story she wrote for the soon to be published third volume of Refugee Tales: ‘The Father’s Tale’. The Father’s Tale relates the experience of a Kurdish man jailed in Turkey and then held in immigration detention in the UK, whose detention affected both him and his children. The telling of his story opens a debate about detention, its effects and the politics and ethics of representation. Continue reading THE FATHER’S TALE
Remembering the deaths of Gurdip Singh Chaggar and Blair Peach
Room G7, Pavilion Parade, Brighton University Grand Parade Campus, Wed 24th April, 7pm-9pm
40 years ago, Southall in West London was rocked by violent racism that led to the killing of Gurdip Singh Chaggar and Blair Peach. One was killed by racist attackers on the street, the other was an anti-fascist killed by the Met Police. Continue reading RACISM AND RESISTANCE IN SOUTHALL – 40 YEARS ON
Join the Radical Futures for the Refugee and Migration Network
Wednesday 30 January
Edward Street Building, Room 105
The event is free, but we ask that you register your attendance via Eventbrite
This event starts a series of monthly events to bring together staff and students who are interested in learning more about refugees and forced migration.
What can the University of Brighton do to help refugees? Continue reading What can the University of Brighton do to help refugees?
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The Space for All Estate Agency
Created with the support Brighton activists, particularly those involved in Migrant and Refugee Solidarity at the University of Brighton and its Community University Partnership Programme is being exhibited in the 2018 Photo Fringe as part of Dystopia.
The opening of the exhibition on Saturday the 29th September, 2-
pm will be accompanied by a short talk by the participants.
An extract of Kevin Reynolds’ film We Ask Not What Thou Art, will be shown.
If you want to view the street work on which the exhibition, you can find the Space for All Estate Agency located on the corner of Hartington Road and Brading Road, BN2 3PD. Continue reading representing displacement / dislocation
by the Migrant And Refugee Solidarity group
at the University of Brighton
18:00, room G7, 10-11 Pavilion Parade, BN2 1RA
Attitudes towards refugees and migrants are worsening across Europe. Xenophobic parties are on the rise, states are sealing their borders and, after the peak of 2015-6, public interest has declined. This year’s MARS festival evolves around the public reading of short stories from the Refugee Tales series, combining with interviews and discussions. Continue reading Refugee Festival • May 2018 • Programme
An off-shoot of the Make It Happen! Homes for Refugees art project has just popped up!
Artists, activists, young people and local people were involved in art workshops that considered how to ensure that the important legend “Refugees Welcome” become a reality, how we can ‘Make it Happen!’ The biggest obstacle in Brighton is the expense of our housing, high rents that are unregulated in the private sector. We created a series of artworks that expose the difference between homes and properties, feeling at home and the market value of houses. Continue reading Space For All estate agency
What is Torture?
This is not a rhetorical question.
Asylum decisions depend on how torture is defined.
But definitions seem to be much more flexible than what you would imagine. As policies change, words change too. Continue reading Proving Torture – 29 June, 19:00