Friday, 13 April 2012

Public talk on UK experiences of migrants resisting racism

People seeking asylum, racism and the state:
Experiences of effective resistance from the UK

Dr Rhetta Moran, RAPAR (Refugees and Asylum Seekers Participatory Action Research), Manchester

Public talk, Tuesday 24th April, 7.30
TCD, Aras an Phiarsaigh (Pearse House) Room 0.09
Directions here

Grounded in over 10 years of participatory action research as - and with - people seeking asylum, Rhetta will offer an overview of the theoretical framework that underpins RAPAR (, a human rights organisation based in the city centre of Manchester and extending throughout the UK and into Ireland. Some examples will follow that demonstrate how people who have been failed by the State via the asylum system have gone on to resist through RAPAR. By working collectively to stop their own persecution and secure their safety, these cases model ways of exposing and transforming actions, fashioned by the State, that are as dangerous as they are inherently racist.  Another world is possible...   

The event is free and all are welcome.

Co-hosted by:
MPhil In Race, Ethnicity, Conflict, Department Of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin and 

NUIM MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism

For further information contact: Laurence Cox or David Landy  085 7121058