ETMU and We see you ry: Finland must protect refugees also during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 29.04.2020 in Blog, Statements, News, Statements, News

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are complex. They show how we are all interconnected beyond state borders, and how the health of everybody depends on each individual’s choices. However, to what extent people can influence their choices varies greatly. While the pandemic certainly touches us all, its consequences are the gravest to those who are already in a marginalised position. We are worried about the health and safety of refugees...

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ETMU in solidarity with Rojava

Posted on 20.11.2019 in Blog, News, Statements

The Finnish Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration and many researchers at the ETMU Conference 2019 in Tampere Finland stand in solidarity with the people of North and East Syria and demand that Finland withdraws the 21 arms export permits to Turkey already in force. Researchers, students and teachers came together for two days in Tampere, Finland, to discuss solidarity, participation and politics and what a...

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ETMU supports SahWira Africa International

Posted on 16.05.2018 in News, Statements

PLAN’s campaign reproduces the problematic imagery of a “white savior”   The antiracist research network RASTER has challenged ETMU to take a stance towards the campaign of PLAN International Finland, where a 12-year old pregnant Zambian girl is featured in fashion photographs. The campaign has been criticized for spreading colonial representations (see, for example, the campaign by SahWira Africa International, the statements by RASTER...

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