Being humane

Humane responses to the ‘migration crisis’ are to be explored at an event organised by a Leicester academic and taking place at Leicester Cathedral.

A panel of academics from our University, poets and activists will be discussing artistic and civil society responses to migration and what needs to be done for countries in Europe to develop more humane responses to the crisis.

Titled "The Migrant and Refugee Crisis: Artistic and Civil Society responses," the panel event is free and open to all and will take place at Leicester Cathedral on 13 July 2018, starting at 6.30pm.

The event has been organised by Dr Maria Rovisco from our School of Media, Communication and Sociology. The panel event is organised by the School of Media, Communication and Sociology in association with the Leicester Migration Network and the University of Sanctuary initiative. 

The panel event is part of the programme of events that are taking place at Leicester Cathedral in response to the plight of people who are looking for refuge, beginning with the hanging of 'Suspended', the startling and internationally-acclaimed artwork created by Arabella Dorman and supported by the University of Leicester.
Dr Maria Rovisco said: "This panel discussion invites activists, poets, academics and the general public to look at how can we build more hospitable and welcoming societies for those seeking refuge on the European continent."