February 15, 2012 10:00Published by group: NoBorders
This event is part of a series of repeating events. To see all the events, click here.Tagged as: migration repression social_struggles
Goldsmiths College, New Cross, SE14
Wednesday 15th is Day Three of the Convergence: six days of seminars, debates and actions against immigration controls. More details: http://london.noborders.org.uk/convergence2012
The programme for Wednesday is as follows:
/ 10.30am-1.30pm / At the borders: One of the roles that networks like No Borders can play is creating strong networks of support to facilitate the free movement of migrants across the border of Europe, which is increasing looking like a fortress that is impossible to get into. From building the infrastructure of resistance (contacts, information, resources and so on) to protest camps and mass actions at the borders. Come to share lessons and experiences from various border 'flash points' across Europe and beyond: Calais, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Israel and elsewhere.
/ 11.30am-1.30pm / Sex, Work and the Olympics: It has now become common practice for anti-trafficking campaigns to target large sporting events like the World Cup and the Olympics, claiming that such events lead to an increase in trafficking in the sex industry. However research has shown that there is no evidence that big sporting events increase trafficking but the myth that they do often result in crackdowns on sex workers and other groups, such as migrant workers. In this workshop, collective members from the x:talk project will discuss their plans for a campaign to call for a moratorium on prostitution crimes - which involves the police not arresting or charging anyone with prostitution-related offenses for a period around the Olympics
/ 1.10pm-1.50pm / Movement Songs: Musicians from Goldsmiths' Community Music Course will play songs bringing stories of detention, resistance and escape dramatically (and rhythmically) to life
/ 2.30pm-4.30pm / Strengthening the transnational No Borders network: Discussion on how we can strength our movement in the UK, across Europe and globally. This workshop will include discussion of the Stockholm and Duesseldorf No Borders camps this summer, as well as other upcoming events and initiatives.
/ 5pm-6pm / Discussion on the Carnival (Saturday demo)
/ 6pm-7pm /Free discussion space
/ 7pm-8pm / Challenging the mainstream narrative on migration: This workshop explores the way in which the press and the political elite work together to maintain a particular narrative on immigration, and the tensions that exist in this relationship. Workshop includes contributions from the Migrants Rights Network.
/ 7pm-8pm / Direct action campaigns
Contact email: noborderslondon[at]riseup.net