Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age
University of Otago
May 6-8th, 2016
Featuring: Fadak Alfayadh (RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees), Tracey Barnett (Independent Journalist), Associate Professor Stephanie Fryberg (University of Washington), Mengzhu Fu (Shakti Youth), Tame Iti, Moana Jackson, Crystal McKinnon and Emma Russell (Flat Out), Suzanne Menzies-Culling and Marie Laufiso (Tauiwi Solutions), Professor Margaret Mutu (University of Auckland), Emilie Rākete (No Pride in Prisons), Annette Sykes, and Teanau Tuiono
Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age is an academic and activist conference featuring workshops that address the intersections of criminal justice movements around the incarceration of migrants and communities of colour and Indigenous sovereign movements. SRB II builds on the momentum and opportunities enabled by the first Space, Race, Bodies conference in publicising and disseminating scholarship and activism on the intersections between geography, racism and racialisation.
justice movements organised around challenging the dentention of asylum
seekers and migrants and Indigenous sovereign
protests constitute radical interventions into the operation of state
power. Such movements demonstrate how racisms and racial discrimination
fundamentally sustain state power and spatial practices of detention and
exclusion of minority communities from public
and civil life. Race is typically separated from the law and formal
criminal procedures because the abolition of explicitly racist policies
prohibit discrimination on the basis of race. Critical scholarship on
the prison industrial complex, settler colonialism
and criminal justice advocates have all argued for the necessity of
viewing race and racisms as a central component of state power and its
spatial regulation of minority communities (see Wilson Gilmore, 2007;
Davis, 2003; Nash, 2011).
Presentations and panels are invited to address, but are not limited to, the following:
Please note that general submissions on the theme of space, race, and embodiment are welcome. We also invite workshops, creative performance and other community forms of participation.
Abstracts of 200w with an accompanying 50w bio can be sent to: [email protected]
We will accept abstracts on a rolling basis until April 10, 2016.
Dr. Holly Randell-Moon
(University of Otago)
Rula Abu-Safieh Talahma
(University of Otago)
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