Today we created a monster…and built solidarity

‘It is not a monster…it is an illusion’. Our creation. Today was the first day of a five day annual summer course on refugees and forced migration organised by the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University.  It’s one of the main perks of my visit to Toronto. An opportunity to engage with academics, policy…

Putting down roots

“There isn’t anything particularly radical about saying people want to connect and they want to belong but how that happens is pretty important” So today was a nothing kind of day, a combination of exhaustion and jet lag. Only it wasn’t. A short walk in search of food brought me to Wychwood Barns Park, a…