To be at home: identity and belonging in a changing world event
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” Maya Angelou
This event, on Thursday 25th January from 6pm – 8pm, brings an opportunity to reflect on citizenship and belonging. Falling as it does in Poverty Action Week, the organisers will move beyond bullet points and recommendations to a call for action and solidarity with those in our communities who are homeless, poor and marginalised.
Everyone with an interested is invited.
Outline of event:
18:00 Welcome from the University of Leicester and the Dean of Leicester Cathedral
18:10 Welcome from the Chair and outline of the event
18:15 Summary of research and recommendations from ‘The UK Citizenship Process: Exploring Immigrants’ Experiences’ funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and conducted by Dr Leah Bassel and her colleagues at the University of Leicester.
18:30 Canon Karen Rooms – the UK citizenship process: the human and spiritual dimensions.
18:45 Revd Pete Hobson, Leicester City of Sanctuary, the citizenship process: experiences of service users.
19:00 Phil Horspool, University of Sanctuary, a call to action
19:15 Q&A with audience and call to action
19:50 Chair’s concluding remarks and thanks – reminder to fill in evaluation forms
The event is organised in collaboration with Leicester Cathedral; Leicester Migration Network; The Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE); School of Media, Communication and Sociology; Charity Link; The Race Equality Centre; University of Sanctuary – University of Leicester; Civic Leicester; One Roof Leicester.
Please register to attend here.
It takes place at:
Rattray Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre
University of Leicester