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Migrant & Refugee Rights are Human Rights: Call for proposals

February 6, 2019 — 

The Strangers’ in New Homelands Conference planning committee is now accepting proposals for the 12th annual conference that will be held October 30 – November 1, 2019.

The conference will focus on discussing and examining dangerous trends of systematic human rights abuses meted out routinely to vulnerable population groups and how their life outcomes could be improved around the world. Specifically, presentations and workshops will examine how migrants interact with potential oppressions and markers of identity such as race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, age, religion, language, and socioeconomic status.

Workshops and presentations for the conference may also be developed and presented around any of the following sub-themes, which will include research and practice related to human rights abuses and challenges routinely faced by these population groups:

  • Racialized populations
  • Newcomers with precarious immigration status including asylum seekers, non-removed persons, and temporary foreign workers
  • Migrant and Refugee Women
  • Religious minority migrants
  • Migrant and Refugee children and youth
  • Migrant seniors
  • Migrant populations living with disabilities
  • LGBTTQ+ migrant populations
  • Relations between Indigenous and migrant populations


If you are interested in presenting a paper, workshop, panel discussion or poster presentation at this conference, please submit:

  1. a maximum 250-word abstract of your paper, workshop or panel proposal
  2. a biography of yourself and other authors (maximum 10 lines) in Word format to:


Dr. Michael Baffoe 
Strangers Conference Chair
Faculty of Social Work
Phone: (204) 474-9682
Email: Michael [dot] Baffoe [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Deadline for submission of proposals: June 30, 2019

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