News and events

This section provides the latest news and events for the Leicester Migration Network.

University of Leicester hosts film on Calais children, 21 May 2018

Calais Children: a Case to Answer is a compelling 62-minute film looking at the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 lone children who were in the Calais Jungle as it burned down in 2016.

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Interactive workshop/symposium “Reconnecting Struggles” (Videos)

An interactive workshop/symposium where speakers, activists, artists and scholars from near and far were invited to take part in sharing their work on struggles and resistance related to gender inequality, racism, colonialism and oppression.

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Public lecture - Citizenship and Belonging in Unsettling times, London, 16 November 2017

The experiences of migrants coming to live in London and Leicester were the focus of free interactive public events in London in November 2017 and in Leicester in September 2017.

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Public lecture - Citizenship and Belonging in Unsettling Times, 13 September 2017

A public debate exploring migrants’ experiences of becoming citizens in the UK to be held in University of Leicester on 13 September 2017.

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The Refugee Crisis & Why individual and community acts of solidarity matter - 11 May 2017

This salon-type event that will look at what is happening in refugee camps and squats in places like Greece and the north of France.

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(Re)connecting Struggles

(Re)connecting Struggles

University of Leicester workshop to explore ongoing struggles related to issues such as colonisation, gender inequality and racism need time and space to (re-)connect and unite.

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I’m a migrant, but I’m the right sort of migrant’: migrant academics in Australia and New Zealand

Presenter: Dr Katherine Sang, Intercultural Research Centre, Heriot Watt University, Scotland Date & Time: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 3:30pm - 5:00pmVenue: Ken Edwards Fifth Floor SR 501

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"Liberation" by artist-in-residence Kajal Nisha Patel

Artist-in-residence Kajal Nisha Patel to host "Liberation" seminar on November 16 2016.

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Migration in interdisciplinary perspective Workshop, 18 January 2017

(Starts 18 January 2017) This workshop provides an engaging opportunity for PhD students working on topics related to migration to actively participate in interdisciplinary exchange. Additionally, it will help improve presentation and discussion skills in academic settings.

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Our Migration Story

Our Migration Story: The Making of Britain is an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded collaboration between the Runnymede Trust and academics based at the universities of Cambridge and Manchester.

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Mental Health and Cultural Diversity International Conference: Exploring transformative practices and service models

The aim of this conference is to discuss and debate transformatory practices, appropriate and acceptable services models from diverse cultural communities around the world.

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Fear of Crime: Caribbean Criminological Perspectives, 14 July 2016

Two lecturers will be giving guest lectures as part of an international research network 'Crime and its Representation in the Anglophone Caribbean', 1834-2018, funded by the British Academy.

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Camp Convivialities and Refugee Communications, 13 July 2016

This event is hosted by the Media and Development Group and supported by the Media Cultures Cluster at the University of Leicester and the British Council Newton Fund.

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Workshop (Forced) Migration and Media, 13 June 2016

Please join us in this workshop targeted on academic knowledge sharing on (Forced) Migration and Media.

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Mediating 'unimaginable' suffering: Cosmopolitanism in participatory documentary filmmaking

The Refugee Media Project and the Department of Media and Communication are pleased to present a Refugee Media Initiative Research Seminar.

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Film Screening and Talk with Belgian journalist Colette Braeckman: Reporting sexual violence in DRC, 4 May 2016

Organised by the School of Modern Languages, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Centre for Medical Humanities. With the generous support of Wallonia-Brussels International. - Wednesday 4 May 2016 - 4pm - Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1.

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