On this workshop day we want to ask ourselves the question together: How are capitalism and migration connected? And what does this mean for the living situations of people?
Breadline wages, unpaid overtime, racism at the workplace and the constant fear of losing their job and residence status: This is the reality of many migrants and refugees who live and work in Frankfurt am Main. Whereas in the past, socalled guest workers had to do all the work that members of the majority society did not want to do (anymore), today people with a history of migration and/or flight work under precarious conditions in the kitchens of large companies, in the cleaning sector or in the construction industry. Not infrequently, their residence status is directly or indirectly linked to their employment.
Together we want to address the question of the role of migrant labour under capitalism and learn about the situation of life for migrants employed in the lowwage sector. We do not want to talk about those affected, but rather learn with and from them.
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Keynote: Migrant labour under capitalism
What function do overexploited migrants and refugees fulfil on the German labour market? Are they the exception or the rule in a system that benefits from precarious workers and constantly produces new ones? What does this have to do with the guest labour regime of the 50s and 60s? In the keynote to the conference, Lisa Riedner will discuss the significance of migrant labour under capitalism.
Dr. Lisa Riedner is professor for flight and migration studies at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Her research interests include the relationship between migrant organisations and trade unions and she has published on the topic of migration movements to and within Europe and the precarisation of work.
I Discussion: Migrant labour under capitalism
Dr. Johanna Neuhauser works at the Institute for Migration Research and Inter- cultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück. In her research she focuses on topics such as labour migration, gender and intersectionality.
II Workshop: Trauma and Powerlessness—how exclusion can affect the psychological well-being of migrants
Dr. Marcus Balzereit is a specialist for social work at medico international.
III Workshop: Fighting for our rights—the living situation of migrant workers in Frankfurt / Main
In cooperation with Project.Shelter. For more than five years Project.Shelter has been politically active for the rights of migrants in Frankfurt am Main who are threatened or affected by homelessness. People with and without a history of migration and flight are active in the group and work together in a grassroots democratic manner.
Final get together: What do we take from the event? Which questions remain open? What could be politically the next steps?
|Welcome Speech||11:00 am – 11:15 am|
|Keynote||11:15 am – 12:15 pm|
|Presentation of the workshops||12:15 pm – 12:30 pm|
|Break||12:30 pm – 01:00 pm|
|1st Workshop Phase||01:00 pm – 02:30 pm|
|Break||02:30 pm – 03:15 pm|
|2nd Workshop Phase||03:15 pm – 04:45 pm|
|Final get together||From 04:45 pm|
The event is open to all, free of charge and will be held in German and English — translation into the other language will be provided. Childcare will be provided. Food and drinks are available on a donation basis. If you want to support our event, we would be happy to receive donations.
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