Diversifying the Brexit Debate: the EU and marginalised voices

Education 524 (Fifth floor), University of Birmingham - Edgbaston - B15 2TT
Wednesday 7 November 2018 (13:00-15:00)

For more information on this event please contact Dr Charlotte Galpin

Diversifying the Brexit Debate

What effect will Brexit have on those considered part of a marginalised group?

Research shows that Brexit is likely to have a negative impact on gender and race equality as well as LGBTQ+ rights in the UK, which are at risk due to the loss of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights. Following the vote, one in three black, Asian or minority ethnic people experienced racial abuse (Home Office statistics revealed by The Independent), and migrants and refugees are already feeling the impact of restrictive immigration policies.

Despite this, public debates rarely include speakers with expertise in these areas. This event hosted by Dr Charlotte Galpin will bring together a diverse panel of academics with expert knowledge in areas such as gender and sexuality as well as postcolonial and migration studies.

Through short presentations and discussion with the audience, this event will help to disseminate social science research on Brexit, which will bring the impact on marginalised groups to the forefront.

Speakers include: Dr Charlotte Galpin (Political Science and International Studies, Birmingham), Professor Roberta Guerrina (Surrey), Dawn River (Social Work and Social Care, Birmingham), Özlem Ögtem-Young (Social Policy, Birmingham).

Speakers will address questions such as:

  • What impact will Brexit have on gender and race equality in the UK?
  • How have ethnic minorities, migrants and refugees in the UK experienced the post-referendum climate?
  • How might the UK's withdrawal from the EU affect the lives of LGBTQ+people?
  • How can organisations and the public contribute to minimising the negative impact of Brexit on marginalised groups?

Who is this event for?

This event is relevant to those involved in the formulation of policy (as organisations make preparations for Brexit),  business communities, and to those interested in the impact Brexit will have on equality rights as well as the impact of Brexit overall.

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This event is part of the Festival of Social Science which runs from 3-10 November 2018. See what other events are taking place in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. 

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