Why are we here? Workshop 2


We invite communities with personal histories and experiences of colonialism to our second ‘Why are we here?’ workshop, to discuss colonialism’s influence on our migration patterns and journeys.

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Time and date: 20 June 2024, 6.30-8.30pm

Location: Pelican House, Bethnal Green, E1 5QJ

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When we look at the politicians overseeing Britain’s hostile environment against migrant communities, it’s no secret that many of them are of a migrant background themselves. The lesson here is that solidarity should never be assumed, it must be built. We believe that, unlike the establishment which has migrants competing for how divisive they can be, migrant and migratised communities should unite under a shared language of anti-colonialism.

On 20 June, Migrants’ Rights Network and the Decolonial Centre will be meeting at Pelican House to discuss colonialism, its influence on our migration patterns, and what anti-colonial politics can do to unite migrant communities against oppression.

We invite communities with personal histories and experiences of colonialism to:

– Discuss how colonialism has shaped migration patterns today

– Describe what colonialism has historically been and what it looks like now

– Reflect on their or their country of origin’s anti-colonial histories

– Try and imagine how we can build upon anti-colonial legacies to build bridges between communities

We’re hoping this will be the first conversation, with many more to come. We’ll talk history and narratives in a safe space with good food.

Please note this event is for People of Colour who are first, second, third generation migrants.

We are charging a small fee for this event only to cover the cost of food and drinks. This is also to avoid people booking tickets but not turning up to the event preventing others from joining. We also recognise not everyone is able to pay and have a number of unwaged tickets available too. 

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