When: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMWhere: Online, joining instructions will be sent to registered participants.
Part of the Sanctuary: What next? International Seminar Series with and for undocumented residents in cities series.
Please note: start time and end time stated is in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Chair: Kikélola Roach, Civil Rights Lawyer, Ryerson University, CanadaSpeakers:Prasanna Balasundaram , Downtown Legal Services, University of Toronto, CanadaLiz Fekete, Director, Institute of Race Relations, UKBill Ong Hing, Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, University of San Francisco, USA Andrea J. Ritchie, Police Misconduct Attorney, Barnard Center for Research on Women, USA
Sanctuary: What next? will take stock and reinvigorate urban strategies of resistance to anti-migrant policies. Speakers include leading activists, advocates, NGOs, frontline workers and municipal officials across pioneering sanctuary cities in the USA, Canada, and UK.The seminars will ask: what strategies of resistance and solidarities have developed in cities? How can we build stronger coalitions within and between cities? How are new forms of governance posing new challenges to non-citizens and solidarity with them – from the criminalization to the enclosure of public space and widespread surveillance? And what does – or could – the future look like for cities in this rapidly shifting moment?
Tihe series is convened by Dr Rachel Humphris (Queen Mary University of London), Graham Hudson (Ryerson University) and Kathy Coll (University of San Francisco). It is part of the project 'Welcoming Cities? Understanding Sanctuary in Securitized States' funded by The Leverhulme Trust, UK.