In January (22-23rd), Lancaster’s migrancy research group and the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University (CeMoRe) is hosting an ESRC sponsored conference “The Business of Immigration Detention: Activisms, Resistances, Critical Interventions” (which is the final event in part of a larger series of workshops titled ‘Exploring Everyday Practice and Resistance in Immigration Detention’). Bringing together a range of leading academics, post-graduate researchers, practitioners, artists, activists and former detainees this seminar series investigates the ways in which the UK experience of detention reflects and re-produces the contradictory logics inherent in contemporary global detention practices. “The Business of Immigration Detention” will consider the challenges facing academics and activists in the area of immigration detention and related border-security practices.
The conference will mark an important gathering of activists and scholars from across the world, with a public lecture by Professor Alison Mountz Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) and a keynote by Dr Jenna Loyd (Assistant Professor in Public Health Policy at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, as well as a prison and detention abolitionist activist).
Events will begin on the 22nd of Jan at 5.30pm with Alison’s public lecture, followed by a human rights performance at 7pm by the acclaimed ice&fire in the chaplaincy centre. These events are free to all, but please register your interest online http://online-payments.lancaster-university.co.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=505
On the 23rd of Jan there will be a day long conference on campus, the programme of speakers is online at the link below. This is a unique opportunity to hear key organisations, activists and academics discuss the politics and business of immigration detention. A few spaces are still available but you need to register asap for a place.
The Business of Immigration Detention: Activisms, Resistances, Critical Interventions conference SPACES LIMITED, BOOK HERE: (£10 unwaged, £4O waged includes lunch) http://online-payments.lancaster-university.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=6&catid=504&prodvarid=165
For more details about speakers at http://socialabjection.wordpress.com/conference-2015-the-business-of-immigration-detention-activisms-resistances-critical-interventions/