Thousand 4 £1000 warmly invites you to participate in Citizens of the World in Conversation – a series of online discussion events exploring stories of migration, culture, creativity and connection from around the globe.
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Mr Jana is the Executive Director of TWAN, the Tamil Welfare Association (Newham), a pioneering grassroots organisation providing free legal advice and practical support to the Tamil community in London since 1986.
In the summer of 1987, a group of 60 Tamil refugees was detained on a ferry, used by the British government as a floating detention centre. Their determined resistance, including a hunger strike, forced the issue of immigration detention into the headlines.
At a time when the government is reported to be seriously considering reviving the use of ferries to detain people seeking asylum, we are delighted to be hosting a conversation with Mr. Jana, to reflect on his work at the front line of resistance to the UK’s racist immigration regime for over 3 decades.
Mr. Jana will be in conversation with Frances Webber, Vice-Chair of the Institute of Race Relations. Frances is a former barrister who specialised in immigration, refugee and human rights law until her retirement in 2008. The Institute of Race Relations is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that informs the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally. It seeks to reflect the experiences of those who suffer racial oppression and draws its perspectives from the most vulnerable in society.