Education Beyond Borders: Resisting Immobilities and Intellectual Impossibility in Universities in Post-Brexit-Vote Britain and Beyond

Description

Description:

We are delighted to invite you and your organisation to a fringe event to celebrate Refugee Week 2017 and to discuss ways to resist educational immobilities in and beyond British universities. The event is co-organised by the Activism in Sociology Forum (ASF) of British Sociological Association, the Refugee Research Archive at University of East London (UEL) and the Oral History Society Migration Special Interest Group. It will be held on Monday 19th June alongside a tour of the Refugee Council Archive at UEL showcasing selected photographs from the exhibition by Bill Knight entitled “The Refugee's Gift”, as part of supporting Refugee Week activities. Co-hosted by the Refugee Research Archive and OLIve students and staff at UEL, the meeting will build on a previous fringe event of ASF held in Birmingham in 2016. It will be combined with short provocations by activists, migrant rights advocates, refugee scholars and students leading on to a workshop on access to education and resisting educational immobilities in higher education. Our starting point is where we have ended in 2016, before Brexit, at the second ASF fringe meeting which was held at British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Birmingham. What we see to be the difficulty of accessing education and producing intellectual – especially critical and political – work in British universities and elsewhere. It was previously highlighted how the fact that universities have dominated the post-16 education landscape for some time means that a cooperative university would have a long way to go to become comprehensive. At the end of the dialogical and interactive discussion, participants had left the meeting room with an urge to continue that dialogue. The aim of the to be held event is to think about and share ideas and practices on what is to be done about access to education, especially regarding asylum seekers and refugees, in post-Brexit Britain and elsewhere.

Keywords: migration, éducation, Brexit
Language: English

Date

Start date: 19-06-2017 16:40
End date: 19-06-2017 16:45

Location

Country: United Kingdom
City: London

Details

Organiser: Activism in Sociology Forum
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