Understanding the Roots of the UK’s Immigration System and How to Dismantle It

8th March 2021 - 4th April 2021


As more people seeking refuge continue to drown in the Mediterranean, the UK government continues to reinforce its hostile environment against undocumented immigrants. Despite many studies confirming that immigration is not damaging the economy or putting a strain on public services, people who migrate continue to be blamed for the UK’s ills. How did we get here? What are the values and principles that underpin these ideas and policies and the language of exclusion and what can we do as communities interested in justice to change this landscape?

Through interactive sessions, this short course will discuss the narratives and social constructs that have led to the current anti-immigrant sentiment as well as the ways in which people and communities can begin to get organised to build power that achieves racial and migrant justice.

● Session 1: The roots of the immigration system, colonialism, constructions of race, etc
● Session 2: Understanding our privilege and the power that comes with it, how to use and the commitment to liberation
● Session 3: The hostile environment and how it manifests
● Session 4: How to build power to dismantle the system, what are the groups working around this? What solidarity means today?

Live sessions are every Thursday at 19:00-21:00.

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This course will involve:

Live discussionLive workshopPrivate discussionWritten and visual

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly if you require closed captions.

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