4 November 2021
The Citizens’s Initiative “Lupa elää – Suomessa pitkään asuneille turvapaikanhakijoille myönnettävä oleskeluluvat“
The citizen’s initiative Lupa elää – Suomessa pitkään asuneille turvapaikanhakijoille myönnettävä oleskeluluvat [A Permit to Live – A Residence Permit to be Granted to Refugees Who Have Lived Long in FInland] was launched the first of November 2021.
The aim of the reason is to solve a humanitarian crisis, which has been caused by long asylum processes and lack of documents. What can you do as a follower of ETMU? If you are a Finnish citizen, sign the initiative.
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19 June 2020
ETMU Stands in Solidarity with the Palestinian People
As an academic association that is concerned with issues of equity, migration, and colonization, ETMU speaks up against violations of the Palestinian people’s human rights and their dignity. ETMU stresses that situations of colonization, oppression, and apartheid cannot be considered as fights among equals. In the face of such gross injustice, we ask leaders, academics, and governments in Finland and all over the world to speak up and take action against the violation of Palestinians’ human rights at the hands of the Israeli state, and to ensure the rights of both Palestinians and Israelis to live in dignity.
Panel Discussion “Finnish Academia & Palestine” in collaboration with the Activist Research Network was held on 21st June, 2020
Iyad Tumar, Birzeit University
Ameera Masoud, University of Helsinki
Mikko Joronen, Tampere University
Majed Abusalama, Tampere University & We Are Not Numbers
The panelists discussed the relevance of Palestine for Finnish academia, colonial complicity, teaching and research practices that support Palestinian liberation and decolonization, pro-Palestine activism in Finland, the weaponization of education by the state of Israel against Palestinians, and more. The panelists had short presentations which were followed by questions and answers. The event was ended by a reading of a poem by Palestinian and Finnish artist Razan Askar.
7 April 2020
ETMU Stands in Solidarity with Dr. Faith Mkwesha
In March 2020, the Anti-Racist Research Network Raster released a statement in support of Dr. Faith Mkwesha, who has faced the threat of sanctions for speaking up against racism.
As Raster, we also feel it is the everybody’s responsibility to ensure that Black, Brown and other racialised minority people can tell about their experiences of racism and discrimination without being threatened by legal actions or other such negative repercussions.
The statement was signed by scholars from various universities:
Suvi Keskinen, University of Helsinki
Anna-Leena Riitaoja, University of Helsinki
Ali Ali, University of Helsinki
Tuuli Kurki, University of Helsinki
Gwenaëlle Bauvois, University of Helsinki
Saara Koikkalainen, University of Eastern Finland
Daria Krivonos, University of Helsinki
Elisa Pascucci, University of Helsinki
Minna Seikkula, University of Helsinki
Niko Pyrhönen, University of Helsinki
Zeinab Karimi, University of Helsinki
Tobias Pötzsch, University of Helsinki
Liina Mustonen, University of Duisburg-Essen
Nora Fabritius, University of Helsinki
Markus Himanen, University of Helsinki
Aminkeng Atabong Alemanji University of Helsinki
Johanna Ennser-Kananen, University of Jyväskylä
Leonardo Custódio, Åbo Akademi University