An event to formally launch the new Public Health & Migration area at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, will take place on March 2, from 12-1:30pm, in partnership with the Centre for Global Health at the School of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Professor Steini Brown, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, will open and two keynote speakers, Dr. Miriam Orcutt, Executive Director of Lancet Migration, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Health, University College, London, UK, and one of the Canadian Women in Global Health , and Dr. Heide Castañeda, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida will follow.
The event is open to the public, and it is meant to draw in a wide audience, from clinicians, to health systems and services researchers, critical qualitative researchers, policy makers, advocates, and community members. The event is free of charge.
Additional information and a registration form can be found here.
This article published by Correo highlights how the documentary, Rebel, by Quebec-based film director and editor Pier-Philippe Chevigny, aims to defend immigrants who have crossed the Canada-United States border in Quebec on foot.
"The documentary film Rebel (Rebelde), based on real events, addresses the drama of those who came to Canada in search of an improvement in their living conditions, fleeing the anti-immigrant policies of former President Donald Trump. Chevigny's documentary shows the reaction of the extreme right-wing in the province of Quebec to the arrival of immigrants."
The film can be found here.
The pandemic has forced the closure of borders and worsened the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world. Their health and jobs are more precarious, their journeys more perilous, and their resettlement often suspended.
Ryerson’s CERC in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy are teaming up for a live discussion to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global governance of migration and refugees. The discussion will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, 12-1 PM, EST.
James Milner, Project Director, Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), Carleton University
Marion Panizzon, Research Fellow, World Trade Institute, University of Bern
Antoine Pécoud, Professor of Sociology, University of Sorbonne Paris Nord
Chair: Younes Ahouga, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CERC in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University
Harsha Walia and Robin D.G. Kelley are hosting a virtual event on February 11 from 5-6:30pm EST for a discussion about racist border regimes, capitalism and migration, and the ascent of the far-right across the world, marking the release of Walia’s Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism. In Border and Rule, one of North America’s foremost thinkers and immigrant rights organizers delivers an unflinching examination of migration as a pillar of global governance and gendered racial class formation.
You can register for the event here.
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