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MRN's Annual Migration Summit 2017: Beyond the ‘Good Immigrant’ (LONDON)

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*** Updated Agenda Below ***

How do we defend migrants’ rights outside of a narrative where migrants ‘play by the rule and contribute'?

It is our pleasure to invite you to MRN's Annual Migration Summit Beyond the ‘Good Immigrant’ to be held in London on 30th November, 17.30 - 21.30, at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre.

Migrants are constantly being asked to prove their worth or their contribution to the UK. Yet this seems to do little to placate the anti-immigration hordes and plays into the hands of those who only see the worth of ‘others’ through the lens of their economic value. We believe it is time to change the framework.

Join inspiring activists, campaigners and thinkers for an evening to discuss the future of migrants' rights in the UK!

*** Updated Agenda ***

17.30-18.00 - Registration, refreshments and networking

18.00-18.05 - Welcome

  • Fizza Qureshi, Director, Migrants' Rights Network

18.05-18.20 - Keynote speech

  • Simon Cox, Migration Lawyer for the Open Society Justice Initiative

18.20-19.20 - Panel discussion: Workers' rights & labour exploitation; Irregular immigration; Racism, discrimination/racial justice & migrants rights

  • Sonia McKay, Professor of European Socio-Legal Studies, University of the West of England

  • Bridget Anderson, Professor of Mobilities, Migration and Citizenship at the University of Bristol

  • Liz Fekete, Director Institute of Race Relations

19.25-20.30 - Case study breakout sessions: existing local and national campaigns/initiatives - what can we learn from them? How can we work together to amplify them? What new ideas do they inspire?

  • Petros Elias, United Voices of the World

  • Representative TBC, Black Lives Matter UK

  • TBC

20.30-20.55 - Feedback from breakout sessions

20.55 -21.00 - Next steps

Fizza Qureshi, Director, Migrants' Rights Network

21.00 -21.30 - Refreshments, networking and close

This year's summit will have a special focus on local and regional perspectives and we will hold events in two cities in addition to London:

Birmingham on 23rd November

Manchester on 27th November

Our annual summit is an opportunity to come together to evaluate what has been achieved in the struggle for migrants' rights, learn from inspiring campaigns and activism and challenge our thinking so that we can be bolder in striving for positive change for all migrants. We hope to see you there!

All the best,

Fizza Qureshi


Migrants' Rights Network


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