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What’s ‘race’ got to do with it?: a talk by Luke de Noronha

October 19, 2020 @ 19:00 - 20:30

We are very excited to announce this event, which will be on Monday 19 October on Zoom (Zoom link below.
Luke de Noronha is an academic and writer working at the University of Manchester. His work focuses on deportation, racism and resistance. He recently published a book called Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica, which tells the stories of separation and survival among people living in Jamaica post-deportation.
In his session, open to all at Akwaaba, Luke will discuss the history of immigration controls in the UK, before asking us all to reflect on the relationship between immigration controls and racism. What does it mean when governments say that immigration controls have nothing to do with ‘race’ and racism. What do we mean when we reply that they do? How does thinking about borders and citizenship change how we understand ‘race’ and racism in the first place? Luke’s talk and our discussion will engage with some of these questions, and there will be space for questions about Luke’s work and the wider issues.

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Meeting ID: 929 8444 8010

Passcode: 101183


October 19, 2020
19:00 - 20:30