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Structural Racism and Colonialism in the Asylum Process
May 19, 2021
Workshop Facilitator at Structural Racism and Colonialism in the Asylum Process for Speaking Statues
Speaking Statues organises participatory discussion events around and about the effects of colonialism & post-colonialism on everyday issues.
Speaking Statues is running a series of events to explain why structural racism is a pervasive part of everyday life in the UK.
About this event
The UK Government published a report suggesting that structural racism isn’t so important any more. Speaking Statues is running a series of events to explain why that conclusion is wrong and dangerous.
Join Speaking Statues for an interactive workshop on the structural racism of the asylum process. We’ll be going through the basics of what structural racism is, and then thinking about out how it affects the lives of people applying for refugee status.
Asylum policy in Western countries, such as the UK, is rooted in racist colonial policies and practice. This influence is apparent in the adversarial and distrusting nature of the asylum process and Home Office officials. The asylum process is a example of structural racism in the UK and must be fundamentally changed.
We are planning more of these workshops, including on structural racism in mental health care.