In Search of a Job – Any Job
Thursday, 17 February 2011, 6pm to 8pm
Seminar Room 1, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
Hosted by International Migration Institute and Refugee Studies Centre
A discussion on labour migration to launch an exhibition of photos featuring Burmese migrant workers.
Since the mid 1980s, over two million Burmese migrant workers have entered Thailand in search of a better future. They found dirty, dangerous and difficult jobs. Often undocumented, they risk arrest, extortion and deportation.
- Photographer John Hulme will show his work.
- Richard Haavisto (RSC) will present the narratives of aShan community seeking refuge in Thailand.
- Oliver Bakewell (IMI) and Katy Long (RSC) will discuss labour migration global trends and challenges.
The event will be followed by a small reception.