Human Rights Watch Film Festival 18-27 March

By Freddie Machin Through live performance, ice&fire draws attention to human rights abuses all around the world. But for the individual here in the UK it can often feel we have little agency in affecting the course of national or international decision making....

Refugee Week Annual Conference

By Freddie Machin Refugee Week 2015 will take place on the 15-21 June, just a month after the UK general election. And even in that short interim, the political discourse around the status of refugees, migrants and those seeking asylum may change substantially. Ahead...

Meditate that this came about

‘You who live safe in your warm houses, you who find, returning in the evening, hot food and friendly faces, consider if this is a man…’ These opening lines of the Primo Levi poem that prefaces his book If This Is A Man, came into my head as I prepared to go on the...

Dialogues with the North

Asylum Dialogues, Sheffield University, 19.04.2010 ‘How come Mary got moved all over the country and put in prison?’ As we squeezed one more group onto the tables at the back, closing the doors on the 130 people packed into the room, it was clear the word...
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