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Vulnerable Migrants: Brexit and the question of migrant rights

Time: 12.00pm - 1.50pm
Venue: Room 0001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Marissa Begonia (Coordinator of the Voice of Domestic Workers) & Helen McCarthy (Middlesex University)

Vulnerable Migrants: Brexit and the question of migrant rights

This event is part of the Human Rights Festival 2019, hosted by Kingston University's Centre for Human Rights, Solidarity and Practice and the Department of Politics. Click here to find out more about the Human Rights Festival and see the full listing of events.

What will Brexit mean for migrants living in the UK?  How will it impact the existence and rights of some of the UK's most vulnerable migrant communities?  Come and engage with our expert panel, as they deliberate these and other important challenges.  During the event a team of undergraduate politics students will also present their research, identifying gaps in the rights provision for migrant domestic workers in the UK. 

Speakers
Marissa Begonia is the Coordinator of the Voice of Domestic Workers (VODW). Marissa is a domestic worker, mother of three and founding member of VODW - an education and campaigning charity calling for justice and rights for Britain's 16,000 overseas domestic workers. VODW provides educational and community activities for domestic workers - including English language lessons, drama and art classes, and employment advice. It also mounts rescues for domestic workers stuck with abusive employers. Marissa will be joined by another member of VODW.

Helen McCarthy is a researcher at the Social Policy Research Centre, at Middlesex University, specialising in migration.  She is also a trustee of Indoamerican Refugee Migrant Organisation (IRMO).  Prior to her current roles, Helen worked at: the Migration Policy Institute; the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS); the Department for Communities and Local Government, and; Amnesty International's European Institutions Office.  

Dr Nevena Nancheva, specialises in migration research, and is a Lecturer in Politics at Kingston University.  Nevena will be chairing the event.

For further details about the festival contact Hannah Miller.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Nevena Nancheva
Email: n.nancheva@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Room 0001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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