Conference at the Gates (Day 4 – Week of Action, Stop the Arms Fair 2019)
ExCeL Centre, Eastern Entrance, Royal Albert Way London
The militarisation of our borders has a direct impact on people of colour both abroad and in the UK. When society makes a distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ migrants, this affects the lives of people of colour – those society and the state deem ‘good’ and ‘bad’ – those seen as worthy of dignity, and those not. People fleeing conflict who arrive in the UK face risk of raids, detention centres and deportations under Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’. The direct links between the arms trade and racism are clear.