“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.
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
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.
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/
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.
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