Respected activist Viraj Mendis, video and music artists Tagné+Kooj and playwright-poet Louise Wallwein MBE are on the bill at a unique event to support migration justice on 25th September 2019 in Manchester.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) mark their 30th birthday with this event looking back over their 30 years of delivering Justice, Rights and Resistance. Among the performances, speakers and discussion the event will feature a special performance of ‘Declaration’ by Kooj Chuhan and Tagné Tebu. Combining live music and projected visuals, they have collaborated with GMIAU and These Walls Must Fall to create this emotive work (more info below). The event will look back on successful campaigns against racist immigration policies and discuss future challenges in the continued fight for immigration justice.
The special guest speaker will be Viraj Mendis on live link from Germany (whose anti-deportation campaign led to the founding of GMIAU). Our MC will be amazing playwright and poet Louise Wallwein MBE. Denise McDowell from GMIAU, These Walls Must Fall and others will also speak about their critically important campaigning and legal support work. We’ll also have music from renowned veteran campaigner and DJ Tony Openshaw! There will also be food and drink available for a donation. The event is organised in partnership with Metaceptive projects and media.