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Detention Without Walls
Dec
10
12:00 AM00:00
9th

Detention Without Walls

Free



The difficulties experienced inside immigration detention do not end with release and there are new and unexpected obstacles. These include disorientation, poor accommodation and the continued separation from family and friends.

  • People are still at risk of deportation and experience difficulties associated with uncertainty. The threat of deportation meant that people “couldn’t make no plans”, as they were always “up and down with paperwork . . . waiting, waiting, waiting”.

The uncertainty of life after detention is indefinite, just as immigration detention is currently indefinite. Living with this uncertainty means that many people in these circumstances experience stress, anxiety and sleeplessness.

This is a follow on event from “Detaining human rights” held by ‘STAR’ and ‘Larne House Visitor Group’ on Wednesday December 7th in the Student Union. With the aid of a short film “Detention without walls” we will discuss the issues faced by people leaving detention and the impact this has on their daily life. We have as a guest Shirley Gillian from ‘Scottish Detainee Visitors’ who was involved in setting up the ‘Life After Detention’ project. Using focus groups, interviews, mapping, photography and film-making, the participant researchers explored the experience of life after detention and a number of key findings emerged from their work as expressed in the opening three paragraphs above.

With our event we aim to highlight these hidden problems and also show how individuals can help and support people caught up in these traps of the immigration system. Many groups already actively campaign on these and other related issues. We will explain how you can be a part changing an immigration system that isn’t treating people as human beings in need of help, support and understanding.


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The Great British Break Off
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00
9th

The Great British Break Off

Free



What will be the impact of Brexit in Northern Ireland?

How might negative aspects be stopped or reduced?

This event will examine what the Northern Ireland options are for ensuring that if Brexit does proceed, that core human rights and peace process safeguards are protected.


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Training to Help Identify Forced Labour: A Workshop
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00
9th

Training to Help Identify Forced Labour: A Workshop

Free

Registration Required: RSVP margaret.reid@lawcentreni.org


ECHR Article 4 prohibits slavery and forced labour. But what is forced labour?  Does it really happen in N. Ireland? Is it the same as human trafficking? Who are the victims and what happens to them? Is there anything we can do to help? 

With support from Belfast City Council, the Law Centre has created a training resource that can be used by community organisations to inform their members about forced labour and exploitation.   

This training resource will equip the attendee with all the information they need to deliver the training in their own setting/community/group. 

The training resource includes a range of different materials. Ultimately, it is designed to give people the tools to recognise the signs of forced labour and exploitation and to know how to get help. 

Increased awareness is an essential component of the fight against forced labour. Join our interactive workshop, meet our specialist employment advisers and be inspired to use our training resource wherever you can!


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This Changes Everything' — a discussion on climate change and human rights
Dec
9
10:30 AM10:30
9th

This Changes Everything' — a discussion on climate change and human rights

  • Ashby Building (Stranmillis Road), Room OG/101 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free*

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Over the course of 90 minutes, viewers will meet…

Crystal, a young indigenous leader in Tar Sands country, as she fights for access to a restricted military base in search of answers about an environmental disaster in progress.

Mike & Alexis, a Montana goat ranching couple who see their dreams coated in oil from a broken pipeline. They respond by organizing against fossil fuel extraction in their beloved Powder River Basin, and forming a new alliance with the Northern Cheyenne tribe to bring solar power to the nearby reservation.

Melachrini, a housewife in Northern Greece where economic crisis is being used to justify mining and drilling projects that threaten the mountains, seas, and tourism economy. Against the backdrop of Greece in crisis, a powerful social movement rises.

Jyothi, a matriarch in Andhra Pradesh, India who sings sweetly and battles fiercely along with her fellow villagers, fighting a proposed coal-fired power plant that will destroy a life-giving wetland. In the course of this struggle, they help ignite a nationwide movement.

The extraordinary detail and richness of the cinematography in This Changes Everythingprovides an epic canvas for this exploration of the greatest challenge of our time. Unlike many works about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the centre of it all.

Will this film change everything? Absolutely not. But you could, by answering its call to action.


Please email Law School Film Group at qublawschoolfilmgroup@gmail.com to reserve seats. Limited seating available.

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