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Undoing Degradation: Addressing Harmful Practice in Northern Asylum Systems

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Queen's University Belfast

20 College Green

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Public Lecture and Activist Panel: Dr. Victoria Canning, 'Undoing Degradation by Design: Addressing Harms in Northern Asylum Systems'

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This public lecture features renowned academic and activist, Dr. Victoria Canning. Stemming from a two year project investigating gendered harms in three asylum systems (Britain, Denmark and Sweden), this lecture outlines strategies taken by states, corporations and even some non-governmental organisations to control migrant lives in both structural and everyday forms. Reflecting on oral histories with women seeking asylum and interviews with practitioners, it maps the ways in which trajectories of violence intersect, and how state-sanctioned actions often mirror, echo and/or compound earlier experiences of violence.

This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local activist representatives from Larne House Visitor Group, End Deportation Belfast and NICRAS.

Light lunch and refreshments will be served. Limited transport funding available for migrants, asylum seeker and refugee attendees. Contact gillian.mcnaull@qub.ac.uk @gillmcn01

This event has been organised by QUB SSESW Crime and Social Justice group in conjunction with QUB Gender Network and Larne House Visitor Group, and is funded by SSESW Athena Swan and SSESW CSJ.

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