It’s an academic conference with a difference!
Learning doesn’t have to happen in traditional institutions. Here students, academics & community organisers are (un)/learning from each other, whilst protesting to #StopDSEI – working collectively to re-think and act on the militarisation and securitisation of the spaces that we occupy in society and the consequential impacts.
The day particularly focused on understanding the arms trade in relation to state violence, shedding light on the issue of race that has for far too long been ignored.
Our struggles are connected and therefore resistance must be too.
Couldn’t make it? Find out more about what you missed :
Read more here from Unis Resist Border Controls
- The Myth of Business as Usual in War’ with Shahd Hammouri
- Fighting militarism on campus with @DoMsociety.
- State violence and the arms trade, making a zine with @daikonzine
- Carceral universities: how migrant workers are fighting back
- Post Colonial policing: from Slavery to Serco, with Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper
- ‘Empire in Arms’ with Amrit Wilson (on behalf of South Asia Solidarity Group), Dr David Wearing, and Prof. Anna Stavrianakis
- ‘How to investigate your university’, with Huda Ammori
- Dismantling the Institution – Lola Olufemi + Waithera Sebatindira .
How are arms companies involved in educational institutions like universities?
- arms companies are investing in universities
- they are funding departments
- syllabus and curriculums too often advance the interests of corporations
- they are militarising the spaces and using them for recruitment
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Join the action to #StopDSEI: stopthearmsfair.org.uk/join-in/