Cynthia Cockburn in conversation + Refugee Voices
22 June 2018, London
Join us in the Quaker Centre Bookshop in Friend's 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.
Please let us know you're coming to this free event through Eventbrite [link]. Refreshments will be provided.
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Telephone: 020 7663 1030