Auckland | Wed 18 July 5.30pm
2018 BWB Winter Series
This event is presented by Bridget Williams Books and supported by Royal Society Te Apārangi and Creative New Zealand
‘Borders were never designed to stop everyone from moving. It’s always a matter of who is moving to where, and why...’
In the lead-up to the 2017 election, immigration was a burning issue. Pundits declared, ‘It’s time for a national conversation about immigration’, even while migration policy was vigorously debated in the media. Whether it is about record-high arrivals, severe housing demand, or the investor visas provided to internet tycoons, the conversation about migration continues.
But who is the ‘we’ having this conversation and who are the absent voices? What is the perspective of tangata whenua or migrants themselves? And how do our borders reflect or shape the debate?
Join us for a panel discussion with BWB Texts Fair Borders? editor David Hall and contributors Andrew Chen, Arama Rata and Evelyn Marsters to discuss how New Zealand’s borders impact on its citizens, on recent immigrants, and on people who aren’t permitted to set foot on this land.
This event is part of the BWB Winter Series, and is supported by Royal Society Te Apārangi and Creative New Zealand
All welcome, free entry - no registration required.
David Hall is a Senior Researcher at The Policy Observatory AUT
Andrew Chen is a PhD candidate in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Auckland
Evelyn Marsters is deputy editor at Impolitikal
Dr Arama Rata is a Research Officer at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis
David Hall, Andrew Chen, Arama Rata and Evelyn Marsters
Bridget Williams Books
Te Iringa Conference Room (The Wave Room), WG308. AUT University 55 Wellesley Street East Auckland 1010
5:30pm Wed 18 July, 2018 - 6:30pm Wed 18 July, 2018