Catching history on the wing

April 18, 2015

A celebration of the work of A. Sivanandan and the Institute of Race Relations.

  • Saturday 18 April 2015, 1-6pm
  • Room 421, Malet Street main building, Birkbeck College, (entrance on Torrington Square), London WC1 

Including the premiere of the film Catching History on the Wing: a conversation with A. Sivanandan, the launch of IRR reports Dying for Justice and Unwanted, unnoticed on deaths in custody and migrant deaths in Europe, and roundtable discussions.

Programme:

  • Registration (1-1.15pm)
  • Session 1 (1.15-2.30pm): The past: Thinking in order to do – an audio interview ‘On lived theory’ with A. Sivanandan; discussion with Colin Prescod and Jenny Bourne about the IRR’s historic struggle, followed by contributions from the floor.
  • Session 2 (2.30-3.30pm): The present: Why do we count deaths? – a roundtable discussion on structured violence and mortality led by Avery Gordon, with Eddie Bruce-Jones, Harmit Athwal and Frances Webber (presenting two new IRR reports Dying for Justice and Unwanted, Unnoticed) plus contributions from the floor.
  • Break (3.30-4pm)
  • Session 3 (4-5.30pm): The future: Building on communities of dissent – premiere of film Catching History on the Wing: a conversation with A Sivanandan followed by audience/panel interaction led by Suresh Grover (The Monitoring Group) and Phil Miller (Corporate Watch), moderated by Liz Fekete.

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To reserve a place email: events@irr.org.uk. Please note, because of ill health A. Sivanandan will not be attending the event in person.