Racism, policing and the politics of surveillance in times of pandemic | A Zoom webinar organized by Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment (SSAHE) | Monday, 6 July 2020, 5- 6.30 pm

This event is now sold out. We have now released waiting list tickets on our EventBrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-racism-policing-the-politics-of-surveillance-in-times-of-covid-tickets-110635102570

As we have reached our Zoom capacity, we will also live stream the webinar on Youtube. On Monday, we will circulate the URL to those who have registered on EventBrite.

Can we draw your attention to the image in our poster, ‘Eyes of a Cloud’ by  Leroy Letts. Letts is artist and poet-performer of  Jamaican heritage who has been subject to the hostile environment, on-going surveillance, the Windrush scandals and other struggles for much of his life. Our co-chair for the webinar, Bahriye Kemal, met Leroy through her work at Kent Refugee Help, a charity that supports foreign national prisoners in London and Kent, which is when he started painting; he is an excellent artist and poet-performer with so much potential, yet sadly he is currently destitute.

As Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment has no income, the organising committee agreed to fundraise amongst ourselves to pay Leroy an artist fee for using his painting. For this we have set up a PayPal money pool account that will welcome our donations until Tuesday 7th July. If you want to donate, here is the link: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8qupSAVOSq