Fighting racism from Trump to Oxford

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Rose Hill Community Centre

Carole's Way

Rose Hill

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OX4 4HF

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Fighting racism from Trump to Oxford?

Oxford has been internationally connected, through learning and trade, for hundreds of years. At this event we will discuss what we have learned about racism and race and how we can build on it.

Speakers will include:

  • Femi Nylander, a musician and activist with Rhodes Must Fall

  • Mariam and Anjum from Stand Up to Racism, Oxford

  • Will Kaufman, from University of Central Lancashire will bring an international dimension, illustrating through songs and slides, the development of Woody Guthrie as anti-racist activist.


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Many people in Europe and North America demand more control over immigration. Others are concerned about the social, economic, and personal costs of restricting migration. How is it possible to reconcile these different views? How can those who study immigration listen to the full range of different views and provide useful insights to all?

One way forward might be to come up with questions worth asking. For example, can we imagine communities that include everyone and result in improvements of life all around? If not, where are lines to be drawn and who is to draw them?

These questions are crucial for Oxford, which contains the third highest ethnic minority population in the South-East, and 28% of residents are born outside the UK[1]. This makes human migration central to the lives and experiences of city residents, even if these experiences vary in different areas of the city.

We are going to hold four events to talk about migration in areas of Oxford where inequality and disadvantage is most felt. We want to consider the relevance of migration to people's lives in Oxford and find new ways of thinking and talking about migration.

These events will be a chance to think about important issues of our time and our city. We hope they will be fun. There will not be lofty presentations from Oxford Dons and you will not be tested on what you know. If you are interested in the world and want an opportunity to challenge yourself to think about how you feel about things then please come!

Getting there:

The Oxford Bus Company City 3/3a route runs from the City Centre to Ashhurst Way, which is then a short walk to the community centre. Please note the Queen Street closure which may affect your journey time.

Oxford Bus Company route and timetable

Parking:

On-site parking is available but limited, however there is on street parking available nearby.



[1] Oxford Profile: Key Facts 2016

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Carole's Way

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