Date and time
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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‘Food-work city’: Oral histories of and for changing places

Wednesday 16 May 18:00 until 19:30
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Speaker: Ben Rogaly, Professor of Human Geography, School of Global Studies
Organised by University of Sussex, Part of the series: Professorial Lecture

What happens if instead of thinking of migrants as people who move residence and everyone else as staying still, we think again about the reasons why some people move – at whatever scale – and others do not? The lecture will explore this question through biographical oral histories with residents of a multi-ethnic rural city, many of whom have worked in the industrialized food supply chain. Building on this approach, the lecture is suggestive of an anti-racist politics of hope and a less divisive migration debate that opens up space for new forms of solidarity against low wages and deteriorating working conditions.

Chowen Lecture Theatre
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (teaching building)
University of Sussex

This is a free, open lecture – everyone is welcome, but numbers are limited.

Refreshments provided.

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