Witness Bearing in Calais - GRAMNet

307 6.00pm Tue 26 Jul 2016

In April 2016, a witness bearing delegation from Scotland visited the infamous 'jungle' camp in Calais. The delegation formed part of a sustained series of high profile visits which has enabled the situation in Calais to become a matter of public con...

About this event

In April 2016, a witness bearing delegation from Scotland visited the infamous 'jungle' camp in Calais. The delegation formed part of a sustained series of high profile visits which has enabled the situation in Calais to become a matter of public concern after years of obscurity. Those who formed part of the recent delegation included SNP MPs from the Justice and Home Affairs Select Committee, academics, clinicians, campaigners and those who have long experience in working with refugees in Scotland. Please join members of the delegation share some what they witnessed during their four days at the camps and also reflect on the potential impacts there of the recent EU referendum result . "At times of chronic humanitarian crisis, an active approach is that of bearing witness. Bearing witness is uncomfortable and provoking. There is a need for us not to flinch from the acute discomfort, even anger and helplessness, of being witnesses to what, wittingly or unwittingly, our policies and voting habits, foreign and domestic, have done" (Alison Phipps).

Speakers

Anne McLaughlin MP,Professor Alison Phipps,Dr Teresa Piacentini,Amal Azzudin,Pinar Aksu,Joe Brady,

Venue

Sir Charles Wilson Bldg - 1 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8NN G12 8NN

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