February 13, 2012 10:00Published by group: NoBorders
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Goldsmiths College, New Cross, SE14.
Monday 13th is day one of the Convergence: six days of seminars, debates and actions against immigration controls. More details: http://london.noborders.org.uk/convergence2012
The programme for Monday is as follows:
/ 10.30am-1.30pm / Deportations: Workshop includes contributions from NCADC (National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns), IFIR (International Federation of Iraqi Refugees), Nicholas De Genova (Goldsmiths), Rutvica Andrijasevic and Stop Deportation Network.
/ 2.30pm-4.30pm / Migrant workers: Organising Under the Radar: Many kinds of workers use their bodies to labour- sexworkers, cleaners, carers, nannies- often for low(er) pay and under precarious conditions. These kinds of labour are individualised, often working alone or in small numbers, making it harder to bargain for better pay or conditions, or to join trade unions. Join this discussion to find out what the fightback looks like- what does it mean for migrant workers to self-organise in the current climate? What solidarity work needs to be done, and what should it look like? Bringing together speakers from the x:talk project, Crossroads Women's Centre, the Latin American Workers Association and No Borders Wales, this workshop will seek to build the solidarity necessary to transform society.
/ 2.30pm-3.30pm / Border Controls and Freedom of Movement in an Age of Climate Chaos: Climate change is exacerbating factors which force people to migrate and at the same time is used as a justification for increasingly restrictive border controls. This workshop will consider two different perspectives from the South which call for the either the creation of the new category of climate refugee or for freedom of movement for all.
/ 3.30pm-5pm / Economic crisis and migration
/ 5pm-6pm / Legal briefing
/ 5pm-6pm / Borders and migrants in New Cross and Deptford: The area where the Convergence is taking place has a rich history of movements around migration, borders and racism. This illustrated talk by a local radical historian will cover land and maritime border points, slavery, prison ships, 1970s anti-fascism, 1980s New Cross Fire campaign and more.
/ 6pm-7pm / Free discussion space
/ 6pm -10pm / Films: Injustice/La Haine - Double bill hosted by the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths.
/ 7pm-8pm / A chrysalis for every kind of criminal? Mobility,
crime and citizenship: This workshop with Bridget Anderson looks at vagrancy and the ways that the state has always sought to control the mobility of the poor.
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