Never before in modern history have so many people been forced to leave their homes and journey abroad for temporary or permanent settlement. Much attention in the west has been directed at the steady flow of refugees leaving war-torn countries to end up on the shores of the Mediterranean. However, many of the displaced remain neglected or forgotten; travelling little watched corridors en route to temporary destinations in detention centers, refugee camps, or makeshift housing. These hierarchies of human mobility hide the precarious nature of the lives of millions of migrants, demanding attention and engagement to make meaningful transformations.
The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria (www.uvic.ca/capi) will host the tenth annual CARFMS conference from May 15th to 18th, 2017 in beautiful Victoria, BC. Tables are available for organizations and/or causes related to the conference to display materials.
If you wish to apply for a table, please submit a brief outline of your organization, the materials you wish to display and whether you will have someone available to answer participants’ questions regarding your organization, cause and/or campaign: tinyurl.com/hm4p429