Wed, 31 Mar 2021, 19:00 (GMT)
Hosted by Housmans Bookshop
Together, we can break down borders
Borders are more than geographical lines – they impact all our lives, whether it’s the inhumanity of deportations, or a rise in racist attacks in the wake of the EU referendum. Border Nation shows how oppressive borders must be resisted.
Activist and author Leah Cowan joins us at this Housmans online event to explore the themes of Border Nation, her new publication for Pluto Press’s Outspoken series. Leah will discuss the multiple issues around migration, laying bare the web of media myths that vilify migrants. She will also delve into the murky waters of corporate profiteering from borders by companies like G4S and the ramping up of everyday borders through legislation. She’ll look at their colonial origins, and explore how a draconian approach to border crossings damages our communities.
As borders multiply, so too must resistance. From demonstrations inside detention centres to migrant-led campaigns and acts of cross-border solidarity, join us to find out how people are fighting back to stand up for everyone’s freedom to move.
**This event is free (limited capacity), simply RSVP below to register. Alternatively, if you would like to support Housmans, please consider buying a solidarity ticket**
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Leah Cowan is the former Politics Editor at the award-winning magazine gal-dem. She works at Project 17, an advice centre which supports migrant families with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF). She speaks on race, gender and migration, including for UN Women, in the House of Commons, and at the Trade Unions Congress, and has written for VICE, openDemocracy and the Guardian.