Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 18:30
Quaker Centre Bookshop, London (UK), Quaker Centre Bookshop, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ
A special event at the Quaker Centre Bookshop in Friends House to mark Refugee Week
Join us in the Quaker Centre Bookshop in Friends House during Refugee Week where Cynthia Cockburn will be in conversation discussing her latest book, Looking to London: Stories of War, Escape and Asylum. We are delighted to announce that the Refugee Voices Choir will be performing at this event.
London is celebrated as one of the most ethnically diverse capitals in the world and has been a magnet for migration since its founding. In Looking to London, Cynthia Cockburn visits five London Boroughs, studying how each responds as new influxes of refugees join established Kurdish, Somali, Tamil, Sudanese, and Syrian communities under the watchful eyes of the regimes they fled and United Kingdom’s anti-terror police. Cockburn brings her lively and lucid style to a national moment when right-wing, nativist, and racist sentiment is being challenged by a compassionate “refugees welcome” movement. London is an important contribution to the intense debate about security and terrorism, national identity, and human rights.
Refreshments will be provided.
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