FWSA 2016 Interim Event Gender and Migration: Health and Well-being 2nd September 2016, Serenity Café, Edinburgh

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FWSA 2016 Interim Event Gender and Migration: Health and Well-being 2nd September 2016, Serenity Café, Edinburgh

'Gender and Migration’ brings together practitioners, activists, and scholars to explore how gender affects the migratory experience.

The workshop is kindly supported by: BSA Diaspora, Migration, Transnationalism Study Group and the Intercultural Research Centre (Heriot Watt University) In Work Poverty Project (Heriot Watt University)

While considerable attention has been paid to migration within popular and academic discourses, gendered analyses remain relatively scarce. This workshop seeks to discuss the many facets and approaches pertaining to migration from gendered perspectives.

Confirmed speakers:

Soo Downe, Migrant maternal health
Sheena Byrom, Migrant maternal health
Gina Netto Migration, Gender and Poverty
Tanja Bueltmann, British diaspora (Historical Perspectives)
Joy Ogbemudia, Nigerian women professionals
Emma Hill, Somali populations in Glasgow
Amal Aazzudin, Gender and migration in Scotland
Lesley Irving, Head of Equality Policy for the Scottish Government

Draft Programme:

1330 to 1415: Registration, sandwich lunch and networking

1415 to 1430: Formal welcome

1430 to 1530: Round table discussions on health and well-being for men and women migrants. One confirmed speaker will chair each discussion to facilitate exchange between practitioners, activists, academics and those who have experienced migration.

1530 to 1545: tea and coffee

1545 to 1615: Question time panel

1615: Close and FWSA AGM

Registration:

£15 for waged delegates
£10 for FWSA members and unwaged delegates (including PhD students)

Organising committee:
Kate Sang, Heriot Watt University
Ima Jackson, Caledonian University
Rebecca Finkel, Queen Margaret University
Kehinde Olowookere, Heriot Watt University

Contact: Kate Sang k.sang@hw.ac.uk

More information about the venue:
Serenity Café is a charitable enterprise and Scotland’s first recovery café run by people in recovery for the recovery community.
It is located at The Tun, 8 Jacksons Entry, Edinburgh EH8 8PJ.