Movement Against Xenophobia Conference

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Vernon Square Campus, SOAS, University of London

Penton Rise

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In the UK in 2014, what passes for a debate on immigration is a desolate and harsh discourse of intolerance and prejudice. Families are divided, migrants are scapegoated and the undocumented are hunted. In a willing consensus between politicians, the mainstream media and alleged ‘think-tanks’ such as Migration Watch, the blame for so many of society’s ills are placed on the shoulders of migrants.

MAX (movement against xenophobia) offers an answer, a place for more progressive thinkers to come together, discuss and then act. Since its inception in autumn 2013, it’s been focused on opposing the Immigration Bill, as it gets rammed through Parliament.

Come and join the discussion, at MAX’s first conference, and make sure humanity wins over.

Speakers include:

Sarah Teather MP, author and economist Philippe Legrain, Professor Des Freedman (Media Studies, Goldsmith s College), Journalist Jon Danzig, Emma Mlotshwa (Medical Justice), Daniel Stevens (NUS), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Ruth Grove-White (Migrants Rights Network) and other leading figures in the world of immigration!

The conference will also feature:

'Freedom is Everything': performance and interactive workshop

with three exiled poets: Mir Mahfuz Ali (Bangladesh), Gareeb Iskander (Iraq), Ziba Karbassi (Iran)

who are all published poets who have all fled to England from persecution and horror in their countries of origin.

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Vernon Square Campus, SOAS, University of London

Penton Rise

London

WC1X 9EW

United Kingdom

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