Exactly what percentage of Black people in Manchester are out of work? What about young people? What are we doing to find work? What are we doing to get an income? Who has the information and what is working?
We will discuss the process of recovery and building a network of employment that works for everyone.
Free event by Virtual Migrants, Weds 28th November 6 -
BEHIND OIL: Multi-billion dollar corporate oil activities
are almost entirely hidden, sanitised, absent from history and consciousness.
We think we know about oil, but we don't. Its not just
what we use it for, more than that its about extreme power and control by
companies and states over our lives, minds, environment, culture, economies and
@ International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge
Street, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Manchester M1 5BY
Virtual Migrants present the latest of their ‘Passenger’
events using live music and spoken word, plus a panel discussion in response to
Platform's new book The Oil Road.
The Oil Road, quotes BP - the fourth largest company in
the world - describing their operations as “Safe, Silent & Unseen”, but we
need both to "see" and to "hear" at whose expense are their
billions of dollars of annual profits.
This event by Virtual Migrants with support from Platform
will explore the themes of the book and ask, "How does the sanitisation of
difficult, violent processes and imperialist histories inform the fight for
climate justice today?"
The panel includes:
JAMES MARRIOTT - Platform & co-author of the book
ANNA GALKINA - Platform
JAYA GRAVES - Southern Voices
DEYIKA NZERIBE - Hulme Green Party
MARC HUDSON - Steady State Manchester
ARWA ABURAWA - Manchester Climate Monthly
KOOJ CHUHAN (chair) - Virtual Migrants
The 'Passenger' performance will involve Virtual
Platform (London) are a social justice organisation
combining Arts, Activism, Education and Research. For more info on The Oil Road
and their work including the campaign for justice in the Niger delta, Remember
Saro-Wiwa see http://platformlondon.org/.
The Numbers: an objective look at Black communities through statistics.
are we doing on employment, education, health, wealth? What does picture does
it paint as a whole?
The event will not only look at the wider view but in particular focus on
the statistics presented by the criminal justice system how it affects
communities and contributions from organisations at the sharp edge of things.
Patrick Williams and Waqas Tufail Lecturers in Criminology from MMU
This event will explore how we are seen in the media and how we see ourselves through the media. We will examine practices that bypass existing mainstream media platforms that give greater control. How does this work and what are the goals for such initiatives?
Hafsah works as a contemporary artist exploring identity and representation through photography, installation and film. Organisation - Milton Brown |KL TV Milton is director of the online internet TV channel KLTV and currently holds a United Nations Fellowship.