Part of the Society matters LIVE event series
Dr Gaja Maestri is a lecturer in sociology at Aston University
Dr Katie Tonkiss is a senior lecturer in sociology and policy at Aston University
Dr Amanda Beattie (moderator) is a senior lecturer in politics and international relations at Aston University
Governments have ambivalent attitudes towards refugee support initiatives. Whilst sometimes encouraged (like in the recent case of Ukrainian refugees), after the so-called “migration crisis” in 2015 governments have also introduced and extended legal instruments and administrative practices which aim to limit the activities of non-governmental organisations and refugee support networks.
These contradictions raise crucial questions. For instance, under which circumstances does refugee solidarity emerge? What are the limitations of that solidarity? How do individuals engaged in refugee support face different forms of repression?
Join Dr Gaja Maestri, Dr Katie Tonkiss and Dr Amanda Beattie from the Aston Centre for Migration and Forced Displacement (CMFD) who will reflect on how individuals and organizations engage with refugee support, and will share examples from Australia, Greece and the UK.
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