We are excited to share the first two recordings from our event 'Remember and Resist: Borders, Solidarity and the Essex 39' that took place in February 2020 as part of the Remember the Essex 39 Campaign.
Please find the transcript here.
The first panel discussion explores histories of organising around the Dover 58 and Morecambe Bay incidents where many Chinese migrants lost their lives; issues faced by Chinese, East and Southeast Asian survivors of domestic violence; and trafficking narratives surrounding Vietnamese undocumented migrants. We hope that this can be the beginning of more critical conversations about the histories of Southeast and East Asian communities in the UK.
Our speakers were Jabez Lam, Tina Ma and Tamsin Barber and the panel was chaired by Jun Pang.
Please find the transcript for episode two here.
The second panel discussion explores the impact of immigration policy, law enforcement and exploitative working conditions on migrant workers- from sex workers to outsourced university cleaners to domestic workers - and migrant worker-led strategies for resistance.
Our speakers were Amina duJean (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement), Maritza Castillo (Independent Workers of Great Britain), and Marigold Balquen (Voice of Domestic Workers) and the panel was chaired by Kay Stephens.
Many thanks to Chad and Rosa from Rainbow Collective who recorded these panels!