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Akwaaba Learn & Discuss with Nadine El-Enany

December 3, 2020 @ 18:30 - 19:45

The event we had with Luke de Noronha on race and immigration controls last month went really well, so we’re hoping to make “Akwaaba Learn & Discuss” sessions a regular thing. These events will be a space for discussion and learning around:
  • the UK border regime and hostile environment, their relationship to racial capitalism, colonialism and white supremacy, and how we might fight back
  • our values of mutual aid, solidarity and anti-racism and how we might live up to these in Akwaaba


The next one will be at 6.30pm on Thursday 3 December on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 952 7819 3666

Passcode: 355007


For those who missed her Akwaaba talk back in January and for those who attended but would like a refresher, we are really excited to announce that Dr Nadine El-Enany (Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck) will be joining us again to talk about her book, (B)ordering Britain: Law, Race and Empire


Nadine’s book powerfully lays out the racism of the British immigration system, describing immigration law as a form of “colonial theft” – “a crucial mechanism for ensuring that colonial wealth remains out of the hands of those from whom it was stolen”. Read a blog post about the book here.


Nadine will give a talk about some of the key arguments in her book, and there will also be plenty of time for questions and discussion. This topic is clearly highly relevant for the Akwaaba community, and we think that Nadine’s important work can help inform our collective thinking and strategising about how we can challenge state racism and resist the border regime. 


December 3, 2020
18:30 - 19:45