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New Naratif 101: The Contours of Human Displacement in Malaysia
24 June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Have you ever wondered who a refugee, a migrant worker, a stateless person, a human trafficking survivor, and an internally displaced person is? What overlapping or contrasting human displacement realities do they come from? What forces shape their lives in Malaysia, and conversely, what forces do they bring to the worlds we presently share?
In conjunction with World Refugee Day, we invite you to join us in our inaugural New Naratif 101 event to ponder on these simple yet complex questions. We hope that together we can carve out a space to learn about the basic contours of human displacement and to meditate on the layered lived experiences, realities, and contributions of those compelled to move.
We invite anyone new to the topic to join and learn with us— anyone who is curious to learn, ask questions, and develop their consciousness around these issues. We also invite experts, academics, and practitioners involved in these issues, especially those with lived experiences of displacement, to chime in on discussions, provide your thoughts, and help us create and curate spaces to learn. Understanding is the first step to building communities that transcend borders and we hope you’ll join us!
About our Speaker!
Joshua Low is New Naratif’s Forced Migration Researcher. With a keen interest in issues of home, citizenship, and belonging, he completed a MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and a MSc in Social Anthropology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He currently works on issues related to xenophobia, access to rights and services, as well as human mobility laws in the context of Latin America and Southeast Asia.