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Migrant Rescue in the Mediterranean

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Monday, October 15, 2018
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Sandro Mezzadra and Michael Hardt

Our next events deal with a migrant rescue project in the Mediterranean that Sandro Mezzadra and Michael Hardt (mostly Sandro) have been engaged with.

In brief: the launching of a rescue ship ("Ionian Sea") is part of an activist project to aid migrants in distress in the Mediterranean. By launching the ship we also seek to create a platform, called simply "Operation Mediterranean," to facilitate and foster discussion and action to contest the current migration policies and moreover challenge the aggressive atmosphere of racism.

We'll have a 'mapping' meeting on Wednesday 10 October and our dialogue event on Monday 15 October. Both are at 12pm-1pm, in the Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5). We will provide lunch for participants on both days.

Background readings:

First, read this brief description of the rescue ship project written by Michael and Sandro: https://sites.fhi.duke.edu/socialmovementslab/files/2018/10/Migrant_rescue_ship.pdf

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Second, look at these newspaper accounts of the government actions against other Italian migrant aid projects in recent months, linked on this Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/326462444834448/

Contact: Eli Meyerhoff