Sarah Fine will we chairing the Being an Ally forum on social justice this Wednesday:
Co-Founder, Level Up
Journalist, The Guardian
Senior Lecturer of Global Health and Philosophy, KCL
Many people see themselves as allies, not themselves marginalized but nonetheless standing alongside members of marginalized groups in their struggle for social justice. The role of more powerful groups can be important, but some attempts at solidarity can also badly fail the very people they intend to help. We reflect on the significant questions and challenges involved in being an ally amidst the changing social justice movements of the twenty-first century. What does being an ally mean? When and why are allies important? And why do some attempts end in failure?
Date and Time:
13 February, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hong Kong Theatre
LSE, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF
The fraught political debate on immigration in the United States has led some commentators to look beyond orthodox positions and tired slogans. There is an increasing desire to question presuppositions on the topic, and re-examine the fundamental ethical principles that underlie existing policies.
In this context, Sarah Fine’s work on the right to exclude (explanatory podcast) has influenced one argument in The New Yorker explicitly in favour of open borders. Is political philosophy starting to make its way into political discourse and practice once more?
Sarah Fine invites everyone to the Active Maps dance workshops:
Thu 22 February 2018
15:00 – 17:00 GMT
Tutu’s, Level 4 Macadam Building. Strand Campus
Dr Fine collaborated on this performance workshop which allows the participants to create their own personal map. Lead by choreographer Sivan Rubinstein and live music composer Liran Donin the journey starts with a visual installation designed by Hamish McPherson where we look at the world as one home, and then through movement, sound and migration we create our very own global map which looks at the constantly changing nature of the world.
9 October, 20:00 — 21:00
MAPS is a performance dance piece considering the world map through its constantly changing nature, as a movable image and a portrait of how globalisation and freedom of information have broken our understanding of borders. Three dancers and a live musician bring the world map to life in a continuous, culturally mixed, rhythmic groove.
Our Dr Sarah Fine worked as academic adviser for this peace, and is warmly inviting us to attend. There will be a Q&A session after the dance, with her, Sivan Rubinstein (the choreographer), and Christina Elliot (Senior Producer at The Place in King’s Cross).
Dr Sarah Fine contributes to a debate on freedom of movement as core of the EU citizenship hosted by the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship:
How can we try to defend free movement as the core of EU citizenship without considering what is happening right now at (and indeed within) the EU’s own borders?