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Various • 17 September 2006

MIGRATIONS II

Through September Belfast Exposed will host a series of artists' talks and public discussions around the subject of migration and identity.

Artists Talk Series 1
20 September 06, 6 - 7.15pm

Anthony Haughey, an artist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ulster, will discuss the making of "Between", a visual media project critically exploring the negotiation of citizenship with residents in a Government of Ireland Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers at Mosney (a former Butlins holiday camp) Co. Meath.

Andrea Lange will talk about the making of "Refugee Talks", a film made with refugees from different countries resident in a state reception centre in Oslo.

Artists Talk Series 2
27 September 06, 6 – 7.15pm

Terence Wright, a Reader in Theoretical Studies in Visual Art at the University of Ulster, will discuss his ongoing research into contemporary media images of refugees. He will identify some historical archetypes that are used to portray the subject of forced migration and question the role of the mass media in aiding the relief of humanitarian crises.

Breda Beban will discuss her current curatorial project "Imagine Art After", which aims to expand the notion we are all a work in progress. The project will bring together seven artists who left home and now live in London, and seven who remained in the country of their birth: the artist who left, and the artist who stayed. The aim of the project is to open lines of communication where they would otherwise not exist, enabling artists to exchange ideas and work, and also to discuss their experiences in a online forum.

Public Discussion
28 September 06, 6pm

- Chris Gilligan (School of Sociology, University of Ulster, Magee)
- Ken McLaughlin (Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan)
- Robbie McVeigh (author of ‘The Next Stephen Lawrence’)
- Chair: Pauline Hadaway (Director, Belfast Exposed)

Are people really becoming more prejudiced, suspicious and intolerant? In spite of alarmist reports in the media, measures of attitudes on racial prejudices suggest a more ambiguous picture both here and in the UK. This discussion will examine expressions of racial prejudice, from low-level intolerance to hate crimes asking to what extent are attitudes hardening, where are the problems located and what should we be doing to encourage greater tolerance.

Admission all events: Free
Venue: Belfast Exposed | 23 Donegall Street | BELFAST BT1 2FF
W: www.belfastexposed.org T: 028 9023 0965 E: info@belfastexposed.org

Belfast Exposed would like to thank the Arts Council NI, Belfast City Council, the Good Relations Fund, the Community Relations Council and Laganside for their support with the Migrations projects and exhibition.


BLACK HISTORY SEASON – DAVID MICHAEL - SPEAKS

AN EVENING WITH LEWISHAM'S PIONEER FIRST BLACK POLICE OFFICER OF THE 1970'S, DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR DAVID MICHAEL (RETIRED)

TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2006
6.00PM – 10.30PM

AT THE MAIN HALL, ST LAURENCE CENTRE
37 BROMLEY ROAD
CATFORD, LONDON SE6 2TS

  • POLICING IN THE 1970'S
  • 30 YEARS METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE
  • THE SCOTLAND YARD DETECTIVE
  • BLACK POLICE ASSOCIATION
  • SECRET POLICEMAN
  • DEATH ON CAMERA
  • SHOOT TO KILL
  • POLICING TERRORISM

David Michael served as a 30 year veteran with the Metropolitan Police Service in London. He enjoyed a very fulfilling and rewarding career as a Scotland Yard Detective.

He is a motivational speaker of international acclaim having addressed conferences in the United States, Canada, South Africa and Geneva.

David has contributed to many national television and radio news and current affairs programmes, looking at issues of policing, criminal justice, community safety and social policy. He has also contributed widely to the print media in Fleet Street as well as The Voice, The New Nation, Caribbean Times, The Gleaner and Caribbean Week.

He was a contributor to the book 'Policing Race & Racism' by Professor Michael Rowe, University of Leicester.

During his address, David will outline:

  • His policing career spanning three decades. Life in the Police Service in the 1970's
  • His involvement in the formation of the first Black Police Association in the United Kingdom. His Chairing of the BPA for a total of three years and the ensuing consequences.
  • His legacy to the Metropolitan Police and the British Police Service
  • He will cover some more contemporary issues like the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, the BBC Secret Policeman Programme and some of the controversial issues around Policing Terrorism and the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY QUESTION TIME.

Questions will be welcomed by David on his presentation. Delegates are also encouraged to ask broader questions on policing, community safety, criminal justice and the rule of law.

Circulation of this message, together with attachments, to family, friends, colleagues and your community groups and organisations would be much appreciated.

TICKETS £10.00

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:
PHONE 07930 302 809 OR E-MAIL info@dmichael.co.uk

Light refreshments will be provided.

David supports a number of Charities including , Breast Cancer Care Charites, Charities supporting health issues in the Black Community and Charities honouring Police Officers killed in the line of duty and supporting their families and relatives left behind. Some of the proceeds from the Living History Talk will help with on going support of these charities.

NOTE:
THE VENUE FOR THE LIVING HISTORY TALK, THE ST LAURENCE CENTRE IS PART OF ST LAURENCE CHURCH PARISH. RT REV DR WILFRED WOOD KA, THE FIRST BLACK BISHOP OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND WAS A VICAR AT ST LAURENCE CHURCH, CATFORD ALONG HIS JOURNEY BEFORE BECOMING BISHOP OF CROYDON. RT REV WILFRED WOOD WAS SECOND AFTER MARY SECOLE IN THE 100 GREAT BLACK BRITONS.


 

 

 

 



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18 September 2006

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When Saying Sorry Isn't Enough
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Legacy
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Sympathy for the Victims
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For The Victims of Britain's Holocaust in Ireland
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Dreary Eden
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Legalize the Irish
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Careful What You Wish For
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The Peace Process — A Children's Fantasy
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Censorship
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Sectarian Interfaces: Glenn Patterson's That Which Was
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A Curious Snub
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Con Artist
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Against Civilisation
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5 Years
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