Online book launch: Migration, Equality and Racism

Let us introduce you to the book Migration, Equality and Racism, a publication by the VUB think tank POINcaré, on Thursday 21 January. A tome made up of 44 titillating, well-informed opinion pieces written by philosophers, lawyers, psychologists, geographers, … Each of them questions the current popular opinions on migration, equality and racism, and offers ground-breaking solutions. Attend the online book launch for free via the Facebook Live event on Thursday 21 January at 8pm.

Migration, Equality and Racism

Migration, equality and racism trigger ever more salient societal debates. More than 80 VUB academics and co-authors joined forces for this book. Philosophers, lawyers, psychologists, health scientists, sociologists, geographers, criminologists, communication and political scientists, ... look at migration, equality and racism from different disciplinary angles. 

Together they aim to contribute to an exercise of humanism as a praxis of criticism or a 'technique of trouble-making', in the words of Edward Said. Through 44 thought-provoking and informed opinion pieces, they question widespread beliefs on migration, equality and racism and propose solutions that might disturb. 

With this book the think tank POINcaré wants to offer a source of inspiration for those who want to spark an informed debate on the ever more salient issues of migration, equality and racism, for those who want to learn more on how and why humanism has often remained an empty box for migrants and racialized groups. Or for those who are in search of inspiration for a just future for all. 

Migration, Equality and Racism is the work of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) think tank POINcaré and was created under the direction of Ilke Adam, Tundé Adefioye, Serena D'Agostino, Nick Schuermans and Florian Trauner. 

Online book launch on Facebook Live 

On Thursday 21 January, at 8 pm, VUB invites you to the online book launch with striking interviews with the authors, a dance performance by Mouss Sarr, slam poetry by Sakina El Kaddouri and pictures by Esma Alouet. Yasmina El Messaoudi will be our host.

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