Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 19:00 (GMT)
Hosted by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
We are delighted to welcome Leah Cowan in conversation about her new book, Border Nation.
Border Nation looks at how borders impact all our lives, whether it’s the inhumanity of deportations, or a rise in racist attacks in the wake of the EU referendum. Laying bare the web of media myths that vilify migrants, Border Nation dives into the murky waters of corporate profiteering from borders by companies like G4S, and the ramping up of everyday borders through legislation. She looks at their colonial origins, and explores 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, people are fighting back to stand up for everyone’s freedom to move.
Join Leah Cowan in conversation with JCWI’s Minnie Rahman, to discuss Border Nation, the damage being done by the hostile environment and why and how we must resist oppressive border regimes. The event will be live streamed on YouTube – sign up now to receive the link.