Praxis Community Projects


Praxis Symposium 2014

Join a conversation with Praxis at our 2014 Symposium.

Praxis believes in a welcoming environment for our fellow human beings who come to the UK to escape war, conflict, impoverishment and environmental change, and to create a more secure and sustainable life for themselves and their families.

Praxis Symposium 2014 

As the external environment becomes increasingly challenging, we will be posing the question 'is the current government policy of creating a hostile environment for migrants pragmatic, realistic, sustainable or moral?' to a range of experts and witnesses who will engage in a number of dialogue sessions.  They will outline their views and experiences and give consideration to civil society's response to the increasing vulnerability and risk for new migrant communities.

We invite you to join in a dialogue with:

  • Professor Brigit Anderson and Sir David Warren KCMG in conversation with Clare Doube will discuss whether the current policy makes strategic sense or non-sense
  • Meltem Avcil, Prossy Kakooza and members of Brighter Futures will discuss the effects of this policy for those living at the sharp end, in conversation with Professor Marjorie Mayo
  • Debbie Ariyo OBE, Samantha Rennie, Dr Kavita Datta will consider risk and resillience amongst communities with Heather Petch OBE
  • Barbara Roche, Chair of Praxis in conversation with our newly appointed CEO Sally Daghlian OBE will draw some conclusions as to how we can move towards a welcoming and supportive environment for vulnerable migrants 

The 2014 Symposium is designed for both governmental and non-governmental actors, policy makers, academics and community advocates.

Date: 12th June 2014

Time: 12.30pm to 5pm

Venue: Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ 

To book your place visit Eventbrite 'A welcoming Environment: Praxis Symposium 2014'


This is an oversubscribed event, with a long waiting list, so those who book a place must attend.  A charge of £100, payable to Praxis, will be made to organisations for non-attendance or for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.


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