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Voices Unheard

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Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7-9pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street,
Leicester LE1 1TG
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Explore the myth of 'climate refugees' and its legal implications. Discover Leicester's homeless experiences through art and interviews. Unpack rural racism with the Rural Racism Project and work towards a safer countryside for all. Don't miss these impactful talks!

Who is a ‘Climate Refugee’? And why that question is important.

Carla Field (PhD candidate in the School of Law)
The title ‘climate refugee’ is used liberally in modern media, and we consume this title without a second thought; from stories of sinking islands to bushfires in the gardens of Californian elites, there is no question that climate change is forcing people from their homes. But what if I were to tell you there is no such thing as a ‘climate refugee’? This talk will give a brief history of the term, discuss the legal impacts to understand why there is no such thing as a ‘climate refugee’, and explore why using the title ‘climate refugee’ results in worse protection for the people who need it.

Homelessness and Victimisation: An insight into the lives and feelings of homeless people in Leicester

Emily Wertans (Centre for Hate Studies Research Assistant)
This talk will explore research conducted throughout Leicester and Leicestershire on the ways in which homeless people are treated differently, excluded or victimised on the basis of them being homeless. Expressed through interviews and art, participant’s share how hostile experiences have changed them, shaped their outlook on our society and their futures, and what they wish local people knew about the realities of homelessness.

The Rural Racism Project: Towards an Inclusive Countryside

Adrian Yip (Research Associate at the Centre for Hate Studies)
Rachel Keighley (Research Associate at the Centre for Hate Studies)
Viji Kuppan (Research Associate at the Centre for Hate Studies)
At a time of political turmoil and with the rise of the radical Far Right, the Rural Racism Project seeks to highlight the experiences of people from minoritised ethnic backgrounds who live, work and visit rural spaces. By working with community members and unpacking the 'backlash' through examining public reactions to discussions of 'race' we plan to highlight and understand the nature, extent and impacts of racism in the English countryside. In this talk, we hope to share and invite others on a journey to dismantle racism and make the countryside a safe and enjoyable place for everyone.
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