Migrants' experiences of life in UK is focus of University of Leicester event

Posted by ew205 at Nov 09, 2017 10:05 AM |
Public invited to launch of new research at Resource for London on Thursday 16 November 2017 at 6.30pm

The experiences of migrants coming to live in London and Leicester will be the focus of a free interactive public event at Resource for London on 16 November.

Citizenship and Belonging in Unsettling Times is a project that has been organised in collaboration with the Leicester Migration Network, and the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at our University.

An upcoming free public event, entitled 'Citizenship and Belonging in Unsettling Times', will consider the insights generated by the project into migrants’ experiences of becoming British citizens, as well as broader issues of migration and belonging. Speakers and members of the audience will be invited to discuss pressing issues of citizenship and belonging in London and beyond.

Dr Leah Bassel from our School of Media, Communication and Sociology and Principal Investigator of the Economic and Social Research Council-funded project, said: “Our aim in this event is to bring the findings and recommendations from our research project into public debate.  We hope to move beyond bullet points and develop a call for action in these unsettling times, drawing on all of our knowledge and experiences.”

You can register to attend here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/citizenship-and-belonging-in-unsettling-times-tickets-38401877048