"What you are running is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips. Others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr Manager." Jayaben Desai, leader of the Grunwick strike.
40 years ago a group workers in a backstreet Willesden factory stood up to their unfair bosses and kick-started one of the longest and most important industrial disputes in British history. Led by Asian women, the Grunwick strike challenged stereotypes, changed the face of trade unions and inspired a generation of people to stand up against injustice.
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Migration, Politics and Representation - a panel in honour of Stuart Hall UEL PhD Studentship
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 4 – 6pm (Refreshments provided)
University of East London (UEL), Docklands Campus*, Room EB.G.06
This is a collaborative event between CMRB and CCSR.
This is also a CMRB School Seminar, as part of the School’s Seminar Series.
Gary Younge, Editor-at-large, The Guardian
Avtar Brah, Emeritus Professor, Birkbeck, University of London
Phil Cohen, Emeritus Professor, UEL, Director, Living Maps Network
This is a free event however registration is required in advance. There will be a drinks reception after the lecture.
The “Right to have Rights”
The Continuing Resonance of Hannah Arendt’s Phrase and Refugees and Migrants in Legal and Political Thought
Professor Seyla Benhabib
Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy
Panel event and Q&A (6pm - 7.30pm) followed by Reception (7.30pm - 9pm).
The refugee crisis has brought into focus a host of issues relating to human rights and the role of the UK in protecting and upholding those rights. While the press attention has been on dangerous journeys and the conditions of refugee camps, the problems faced by refugees do not end once the border is passed. Barriers to integration manifest in ways that go to the heart of human rights protection.