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2015

Undocumented Migration Children's Lives and Stories

Thursday 19 March, 7pm
Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, London NW10 3ST

This performance is inspired by monologues commissioned from academic research into the daily life of migrant children in the UK, with a focus on the effects of lack of immigration status. The performers, 10 students of varying ages, from Capital City Academy have worked to create a thoughtful piece of theatre exploring the emotional and practical implications of being undocumented. They have adapted the script to best display their understanding and interpretations of the stories. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the students and a panel of researchers. 

The interviews on which the piece is based were conducted as part of the project "Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK", which aimed to advance knowledge on the experiences and everyday lives of irregular migrant children in the United Kingdom, to cast light on the challenges facing the communities in which they reside and to explore services and resources available to them in particular in relation to health, education and employment.  

This performance is part of the COMPAS project "Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools", which explores issues around migration with students using theatre. The researchers on the project have worked with students in Thame and London, and will also soon be taking the project to Birmingham. 

To attend, please register by e-mailing communications@compas.ox.ac.uk 

Migrants at Work: Immigration & Vulnerability in Labour Law

2:30 pm, Friday 13 February
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road

This event launches the new publication "Migrants at Work: Immigration & Vulnerability in Labour Law". Edited by Cathryn Costello & Mark Freedland (Law, University of Oxford), it includes work by Bridget Anderson (COMPAS), Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL), Bernard Ryan (Leicester), Martin Ruhs, (COMPAS), Sandra Fredman (Oxford) and Alan Bogg (Oxford). 

Refreshments will be provided. 

Places are strictly limited, so early booking is advisable

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