On racism and refugees: A conversation with E Tendayi Achiume and Nyadol Nyuon
20 Nov 2020, 10-11am AEDT
At an extraordinary time of interconnectedness, new spirals of tribalism and discrimination are also appearing around the world. In this special session, one of the world’s most exciting thinkers and speakers, Professor E Tendayi Achiume, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, will survey the scene, in conversation with acclaimed lawyer and writer, Nyadol Nyuon. What is the impact on refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants? Is international law helping them, or failing to provide protection? Does it contain its own racial biases? What has the pandemic revealed about racism, segregation and inclusion today – and what are our hopes, and challenges, for the future?