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My Home is Not My Home

November 5 - November 12
Norman Rea Gallery, Dept of History of Art, University of York, Heslington
York, YO10 5DD
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INSPIRING HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM – Art Exhibition

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - November 9 @ 10:00 pm
J M Morrell Library, University of York, Heslington
York, YO10 5DD
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Every day, around the world, inspiring individuals risk their lives to fight for and defend the human rights that many of us take for granted. Their commitment to the causes they defend, despite the risks they face, is deeply inspiring. The purpose of this art competition is to celebrate inspirational human rights activism by inviting you to think about what or who inspires you to value and support human rights activism. What does human rights activism mean to you and why should we celebrate it? Has a particular human rights defender inspired you? What about a moment you witnessed, experienced or read about that made you value human rights and those who defend them? Which human rights causes are particularly close to your heart that you want to inspire others to think about? This competition is open to everybody; you don't need to be an activist or artist to take part. Vouchers for artist materials will be awarded to first and second place winners in adults and under-16s categories. All entries will be exhibited at JB Morrell Library from Monday 4th November to Saturday 9th November. There will be a special launch event on the 4th November, time to be confirmed. Please contact Tallulah Lines with any questions or queries: tallulah.lines@york.ac.uk

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4:00 pm

State-led gentrification and contested reframings of citizenship in Turkey

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room W/N/222, Department of Sociology, University of York
York, YO10 5GD United Kingdom
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Speaker: Öznur Yardımcı Gentrification has long been addressed as a class remaking of the city led by the state. In this talk, Öznur intervenes in this economic focus by examining a municipal-led urban redevelopment project in a former squatter neighbourhood in Turkey, a country that suffers from growing authoritarianism. Drawing on analysis of political speeches, she reveals the ways state actors 'invite' different social groups, including the squatter dwellers, to benefit from the project, while criminalizing those opposing it. Öznur suggests that gentrification triggers a process in which the state agencies communicate official notions of citizenship through the built environment. Drawing on the fieldwork material including interviews and observations, she will argue that strict, state-led definitions are actively negotiated and challenged by different social groups who mobilized citizenship in different, competing ways. Öznur Yardımcı is a visiting research fellow in the department of Sociology at the University of York. Her research concerns contemporary struggles over city and citizenship in Turkey. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If you require more than 5 tickets, please contact the Events Team who will be happy to help. Please ensure you use the correct email address as this is where your ticket will be sent. If you do not provide the correct address, you will not receive the acknowledgement email or ticket.

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6:30 pm

Building peace, improving health: Perspectives from Colombia

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate
York,
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York ESRC Festival of Social Sciences The signing of the 2016 peace agreement in Colombia made international headlines, but what happened next? Join us for an evening with perspectives on how investing in people’s health has become crucial to building a stable and brighter future for Colombia. Chat with international experts about the impact of the decades-long conflict on the nation’s health, and hear from community health workers and ex-combatants themselves on their hopes and dreams for the future. The signing of the peace agreement in 2016 between the government and the largest rebel group (FARC) in Colombia generated great hopes of bringing an end to over 50 years of armed conflict in the country. Since then, health has played a major role in efforts to build a stable and brighter future for the Colombian people. Join us for an exciting panel discussion with international scholars and artists presenting their views on how people’s health and the provision of healthcare are being experienced in “post-peace agreement” Colombia, and how investing in health could keep contributing towards building sustainable peace. Panelists will reflect on what the main physical and mental health consequences of the conflict have been for the Colombian population, and how these can be addressed; the government’s response to the reintegration of ex-FARC combatants into civil society; and the experiences and dreams for the future of those tasked with delivering healthcare to some of Colombia’s most remote and conflict-affected communities. After the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to chat with the panelists in a relaxed atmosphere to get a unique insight into their work and learn more about the modern Colombia. The event will also showcase, through interactive audio-visual displays, collaborative work led by researchers from the University of York and University of the Andes into the health impacts of the Colombian conflict, including an interactive timeline of the conflict and interviews with community health workers, government officials and ex-FARC combatants.

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