SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Ending Detention: the centrality of immigration rights to progressive social struggles

Antonia Bright, Movement for Justice

Date: 27 January 2016Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 27 January 2016Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: 30 Russell Square Room: 102

Type of Event: Seminar

This talk will focus on the campaign against immigration detention in Britain - the biggest immigration detention system in Europe - and the rapid changes that are undermining the detention system as a result. We will discuss how this struggle, lead by people without citizenship, presents challenge and inspiration to progressive struggles of today.
Movement for Justice by any means necessary has been at the forefront of the fight to stop the scapegoating of immigrants and to build a movement based on speaking the plain truth about racism. MFJ exists to build an independent, integrated, youth-led mass civil right, immigrant rights movement.
Antonia Bright has been a political activist and organiser committed to the struggle for freedom and equality since being a student at college, and is a national co-ordinator of the Movement For Justice. 
People may be interested to access the most recent critical report on detention, commissioned by the Home Office.
Also a short film of one of the MFJ demonstrations at a major detention centre - Yarl's Wood, from November 2015. 

Organiser: Dr Anna Lindley

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