Against Borders for Children Conference (14 January 2017)

Date and Time
Sat 14 January 2017
12:30 – 17:00 GMT

SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
United Kingdom

Parents, teachers, everyone: join the Against Borders for Children campaign in the New Year for our first ever conference!


We’ll be holding panel discussions and workshops on the following themes:

  • The ABC campaign in context: the school census in a ‘hostile environment’. Real lives, young voices, and universal human rights.
  • What we stand for: Hope beyond the headlines. Changing the narrative about migration and human rights in the classroom, in society, and in politics. What can we do?
  • Where will your census data go on January 19th? What’s gone wrong for children’s privacy, what better data collection would look like, and what you can do about it
  • Upcoming actions and setting up a local group

Organisations and initiatives speaking so far include:National Union of Teachers, Sin Fronteras, Jawaab, Let Us Learn, Liberty, Freed Voices, English PEN, National Union of Students, Latin American Women’s Rights Service,defenddigitalme, Southall Black Sisters, and Write to LIfe – Freedom from Torture. More to be confirmed.


  • Registration will begin at 12:30pm for a 1pm start
  • Children are welcome
  • The venue is on the 1st floor and wheelchair accessible (lifts immediately on entrance)
  • If you have any access requirements please get in touch at

Full agenda and speakers to follow.