Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha- Against Borders | Wednesday 13th July @7pm
Join us for a discussion with Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha, authors of Against Borders from Verso Books.
Borders harm all of us: they must be abolished.
Borders divide workers and families, fuel racial division, and reinforce global disparities. They encourage the expansion of technologies of surveillance and control, which impact migrants and citizens both.
Bradley and de Noronha tell what should by now be a simple truth: borders are not only at the edges of national territory, in airports, or at border walls. Borders are everyday and everywhere; they follow people around and get between us, and disrupt our collective safety, freedom and flourishing.
Against Borders is a passionate manifesto for border abolition, arguing that we must transform society and our relationships to one another, and build a world in which everyone has the freedom to move and to stay.
Luke de Noronha is an academic and writer working at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre, University College London. His first book, Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica was published in 2020, and he was one of the co-authors of Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British State (2021). He has also produced a podcast with deported people in Jamaica, Deportation Discs.
Gracie Mae Bradley is a writer and campaigner with particular interests in migration, policing, surveillance and abolition. She was Interim Director of Liberty, and a founding member of the grassroots Against Borders for Children campaign. She has written for The Guardian, The Independent, OpenDemocracy and VICE, among other publications. Her essay ‘From Grenfell to Windrush’ appears in After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response (2019).