Throughout human history, people have moved from one region to another. But in the last two centuries, the patterns and reasons for migration have been vastly different. Where Industrialisation has triggered the movement of people within countries from rural to urban areas, Globalisation has played a pivotal role in accelerating movement between countries and across regional blocs.
Though patterns of migration have evolved, pertinent questions still remain. If we aspire for a system that holds together and sustains both local communities and global economies, what needs to change? Do we need a re-think?
The 'Soil and Roots' Conference explores critical ideas across three inter-related domains, with the hope of drawing ever-closer to a sustainable future of social cohesion.
Links to each online event will be sent to registered delegates 48 hours prior to the start of the event. Delegates can attend any or all of the panels.
This event is proudly hosted by Tattva and sponsored by Acorn Dental.
How have patterns and reasons for migration changed over time?
With globalisation being the norm, should we self-identify as global citizens first or with our nationality?
For those that identify as migrants or children of migrants, should they feel compelled to be pro-immigration, no matter what? Or is that too simplistic an idea?
Chair: Sneha Purohit
Panel: Professor Atul K Shah, Professor Kehinde Andrews
With mass migration comes the issue of Integration, referring to the degree of cohesion amongst social groups. This springs up issues of its own:
Does Britain - a multi-ethnic country - experience a healthy amount of cross-group interaction or not?
Is multiculturalism a myth?
What is an effective blueprint for Integration?
Chair: Jazz Kaur-Sharma
Panel: David Goodhart, Manisha Wilmette
As migrants settle over time and integrate, how do they re-connect meaningfully back to the ancestral homelands?
What do we mean by a 'meaningful connection' ?
Does one owe something to their ancestral homeland?
If you don't fit the mould of being 'well connected', are you whitewashed or feel 'not part of the group'?
Chair: Manu Khajuria
Panel: Laxmi Chhaya, Parle Patel
Fri 22nd Jan 19:30 - 20:30 Migration Panel: Sneha Purohit speaks with Prof Atul K Shah and Prof Kehinde Andrews
Sat 23rd Jan 10:30 - 11:30 Integration Panel: Jaspreet Kaur-Sharma speaks with Prof Atul K Shah and Prof Kehinde Andrews
Sun 24th Jan 10:30 - 11:30 Connection Panel: Manu Khajuria speaks with Laxmi Chhaya and Parle Patel