Mile End – The Chaplaincy

The teach outs all take place in the Chaplaincy:
10am – 12pm: Chapel (the circular space through the back of the seating area
12pm – 2pm: The tent/yurt through the back of the kitchen

Monday 25th November
10am – 12pm: strike song lyric writing workshop
12pm – 2pm: The politics of planning in the UK and Palestine

Tuesday 26th November
10am – 12pm: Latin American struggles and democracy
12pm – 1pm: Myths of Resilience, informal conversation over food from 1pm.

Wednesday 27th November
10am – 12pm: Manifesto for Our University”– a participatory policy lab on what the university should look like
11am – 1pm: Strike Cinema!: Activism in Universities
12pm – 2pm: Jo Grady at QMUCU picket lines!

Thursday 28th November
10am – 12pm: TBC
12pm – 2pm: Drawing for beginners 2pm – 3.30pm: Palestine and academic freedom

Friday 29th November
10am – 11am: Climate Teach Out
11am – 2pm: UCU Pay, Pensions and Planet March – 11pm departure time from the Chaplaincy

Monday 2nd December
10am – 12pm: Charity Fundraising Group
1pm – 3pm: Are Human Rights Enough?

12pm at East Gate – Staff/Student Rally against Racism, Sexism and Precarity

Tuesday 3rd December
10am – 12pm: Race, Difference and Decolonising the Curriculum
12pm – 2pm: Feminism for the 99% in the University and Beyond

Wednesday 4th December
10am – 12pm: Institutionally Racist with a reading of Wind / Rush Generation, a play written by Mojisola Adebayo
12pm – 2pm: QM Anti-Casualisation Campaign: Know Your Rights

Whitechapel Teach Outs Organised by Global Public Health

Venue: The Recovery Room, BLSA building

Selected talk outlines

On the meanings of ‘crisis’: Migration, Europe and the border regime, Adele Galipo

Ongoing debates about the so-called migration ‘crisis’ in Europe have spread fear over the political, economic, social and cultural implications of this increased migration. Yet, the vast majority of the world’s refugees (86%) live in low- and middle-income countries (Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan). In this talk I discuss and contextualize such ‘crisis’ and the geo-political context of the European border regime. I show how a discussion of ‘crisis’ is misleading as it gives both the impression of a linear flow of people heading towards Europe and a specific timeframe, as ‘crises’ are spatio-temporally limited. 

Film screening:CCÀ SEMU, Here we are, Lives on hold in Lampedusa’ (30min)

Since the outset of the Arab Spring in 2011, images and videos about migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea have contributed to promote the idea of a migration crisis, feeding public concerns about a state of emergency and migrants’ invasion. Central to these discourses and representations is the Italian island of Lampedusa which, because of its geographical location at the centre of the Mediterranean, has become an ‘ideal stage for the spectacle of a crisis’ (Mazzara 2016:136). CCÀ SEMU is a film about how the people of Lampedusa deal with the challenges of the so-called migration ‘crisis’, while trying to respond to the local struggles of their isolated community. By shifting attention away from migration as a global issue to the everyday local concerns of the islanders, the film offers a different perspective of the ‘crisis’, showing the contradictions in which Lampedusans often find themselves. 

The film, directed and produced in 2018 by Luca Vullo, is based on research by Dr Michela Franceschelli and Dr Adele Galipo and funded by UCL Seed Funding and UCL Grand Challenges Justice and Equality.

Social medicine and the amazing legacy of doctors who have made the world better, safer and fairer, David McCoy

From tackling epidemics to winning the Nobel peace prize, doctors and other professionals have a long history of tackling the upstream causes of illness and disease. This teach out will present and discuss the work of Medact, a global health charity that was set up by health professionals for health professions to use their voice and status to act on the social and political determinants of health.