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Divisive Solidarities: An MMB Workshop

Monday 20 June 2022 at 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

How do we respond to government policy and media coverage that presents some people’s lives as more important than others?
All those fleeing violence should be granted safe passage and welcome, but some lives are given more value than others by governments and the media. This can further inequalities and place people in hierarchies of deservingness. In this workshop for UoB staff and students, we will discuss how to counteract divisive solidarities and improve understandings and responses to all those forced to move.
The workshop will begin with short inputs on: Ukrainian refugees in context, from Naz Massoumi; humanitarianism, from Sam Okyere; and the criminalisation of solidarity, from Katie Bales. We will then break into world café-style groups to discuss practical ways in which we can overcome these manufactured divisions and build solidarity and equality with all migrants. The event will be chaired by MMB Director, Bridget Anderson

Please register via the Eventbrite page as places will be limited to 30.


Further details regarding transport to the micro-campus will be sent out once you have registered.


We seek to make our events accessible to everyone, so please let us know if you face barriers we could address. The micro-campus at Barton Hill has good wheelchair access.

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Monday 20 June 2022
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm


University of Bristol Micro-campus
Wellspring Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill
Bristol, BS50AX United Kingdom
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