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Posted 22 June 2018
Director of IRiS Professor Jenny Phillimore in the Birmingham Brief: 'With the UK's Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and Community Sponsorship Programme for refugees escaping conflicts in the Middle East, refugees have been resettled to many places in the UK that have very little experience of diversity, let alone refugees. What can these places do to welcome refugees?'
April-Louise Pennant and Dr Nando Sigona write for The Conversation.What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today? The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on June 22, 1948 marked a watershed moment in the recent history of immigration to Britain. The day before the ship arrived from the Caribbean, the Evening Standard sent an airplane to photograph the vessel as it approached Britain. The photo appeared on the front page under the headline: "Welcome to Britain! Evening Standard plane greets 400 sons of Empire." But the reception of the new arrivals was far from unequivocally positive.
Posted 14 June 2018
Professor Simon Pemberton is to be the keynote speaker at 8th National conference on Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice which takes place in Halifax, Canada.