Refugees, Migration, & Arrival by Water: A Public Symposium marking the 30th anniversary of the rescue of Tamil refugees
Refugees, Migration, & Arrival by Water:
A Public Symposium marking the 30th anniversary of the rescue of Tamil refugees in St. Mary’s Bay, NL
August 13th, 2016
St. John’s, NL
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
10:00am – 12:00pm
On August 13th, 2016, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, the Canadian Tamil Congress and the Geography Department at Memorial University invite you to attend a ‘Refugees, Migration, and Arrival by Water’ Symposium at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland.
This Symposium is part of a three-day commemoration sponsored by the Canadian Tamil Congress to thank Captain Gus Dalton and the community of St. Mary’s Bay for their work rescuing 155 Tamil refugees on August 11th, 1986.
The Symposium will bring together Canada's leading refugee rights experts, as well as a range of practitioner, legal, and community voices. Its aim is to reflect on and contest the narratives of humanitarianism in Canadian refugee policies, and situate these discourses within the context of contemporary global refugee crises.
Everyone is welcome!
We hope that you will consider joining us.
Coffee and tea provided.
Please forward this information to interested parties.
Symposium Panel Participants:
Dr. James Baker, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University; Program and Research Manager, Association for New Canadians
Dr. Jennifer Hyndman, Director of York Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
Dr. Alison Mountz, Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Geography, Wilfred Laurier
Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman, Geography, Memorial University
Joyce Redid, legal counsel to Tamil refugees who arrived in 1986
Harini Sivalingam, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies, York University
Representatives from the Tamil community resettled in 1986
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman
Department of Geography, Memorial University
Sponsored by: Scholarship in the Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Geography, and Quick Start for Public Engagement