06 November 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University
53 Bonsall Street
An event to consider how disability, migration activism and research inform policymaking in a time of austerity. Poetry, films and a discussion about these two labels: disabled, migrant
In the context of a rise in neo-populism, from Brexit to Trump, people on the move are facing increased hostility and uncertainty. This event brings together activists, academics working in the field of disability studies and migration studies and members of the public to consider how disability, migration activism and research inform policymaking in a time of austerity.
A collaborative and interdisciplinary event that comprised:
• a short talk from our speakers
• discussion between the speakers and participants in order to share good practice examples
• film screening from previous research
• poetry reading
• sketching a visual representation
• online presence via Twitter and livestream on Facebook.
Speakers included: Fereshteh Mozaffari – writer, poet, migrants’ rights activist (British Red Cross); Richard Currie – disability rights activist (Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People); and researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.
Contact: Dr Eva Duda-Mikulin
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