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Mapping Immigration Controversy Project

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 from 09:30 to 18:30 (BST)

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“Go Home”: Mapping Immigration Controversy

End of Project Conference

June 10th, 9.30am - 6.30pm, University of Warwick, Social Sciences Building

This one day conference is aimed at academics and activists interested in discussing the findings of the Mapping Immigration Controversy project. We want to bring together learning and research within and outside universities, to discuss how government rhetoric and practice on immigration is affecting our everyday lives, and the new forms of resistance that are emerging.

Keynote speakers:

Bridget Anderson, University of Oxford

Rita Chadha, Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex and London

Suresh Grover,  The Monitoring Group

Georgie Wemyss, University of East London


Panel discussions on:

Activist Research Methodology

State Communications on Immigration

Resistance


The conference will also include performance and interactive sessions


Free attendance, including lunch, but you need to register

The Mapping Immigration Controversy project is an 18 month research project that had been exploring the impacts on local communities and national debate of current publicity campaigns about migration by the UK Home Office. Discussions at the conference will build on our interim findings and will include other researchers and activists.

PROGRAMME

9.30

Registration, tea and coffee


10.00

Musical opening from Alexander D Great


10.10

Key findings from the Mapping Immigration Controversy Project with Kirsten Forkert and Hannah Jones


10.30  

Plenary: Georgie Wemyss on Everyday Borders

10.50

Plenary: Rita Chadha, on her work with RAMFEL


11.10

Participant responses and discussion of issues raised in plenaries


11.30

Parallel workshop streams:

Activist Research Methodology, with Roiyah SaltusEmma JacksonHannah Lewis and Heaven Crawley

Resistance, with Sukhwant DhaliwalKirsten ForkertWilf Sullivan and Meena Patel

State Communications on Migration and Performance Politics, with Gargi BhattacharyyaWill DaviesZodwa Nyoni and Alexandria Innes


13.00 

 LUNCH and open-space discussion


14.00 

Interactive research-based performances from Alexander D Great, Hope Projects, and Maisie Tomlinson, with discussion chaired by Yasmin Gunaratnam and Gargi Bhattacharyya


15.30 

Afternoon tea, coffee and cream cakes


16.00

Plenary: Bridget Anderson, author of Us and Them? The dangerous politics of immigration control


16.20 

Plenary: Suresh Grover, on his work with The Monitoring Group


16.40  

Participant responses and discussion of issues raised in plenaries

17.00

Summing up the day and the Mapping Immigration Controversy Project, led by Sukhwant Dhaliwal and Will Davies


17.25 

Musical summing up from Alexander D Great


17.45

Wine, juice, snacks and socialising! 


GETTING TO THE EVENT

The nearest mainline station to the University of Warwick is Coventry station. Buses and taxis to campus are available at the station. There is pay and display car parking on campus but spaces are often very limited. You can find out more about transport options here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions

TRAVEL BURSARIES

We have travel bursaries for travel within the UK, to enable participation from people who would not otherwise be able to come, and to encourage attendance from community organisations, activists, migrants, people directly affected by Home Office immigration campaigns, young people, students and early career researchers. 

If you are applying for a travel bursary, please be prepared to write a sentence about why, and give an estimate of how much your transport costs are likely to be on the registration page. Please note that we will ordinarily expect you to pay for your travel in advance, and will reimburse you by BACS transfer to your bank account after the conference (you will need to complete a form and provide receipts). If you foresee a problem with this - for example if you are not able to pay the cost of your travel up-front, or if you do not have a UK bank account which can receive BACS transfers - please get in touch and we will try to make arrangements to book your travel for you.

Do you have questions about “Go Home”: Mapping Immigration Controversy - End of Project Conference? Contact Mapping Immigration Controversy Project

When & Where


CV4 7AL
The Social Sciences Building
The University of Warwick
CV4 7AL Coventry
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 from 09:30 to 18:30 (BST)


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