Detention, Deportation & Institutional Racism: Zita Holbourne
Talking with human rights campaigner Zita Holbourne from BARAC (Black Activists Rising Against Cuts) about the UK summer of deportations which has seen chartered flights to to Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Vietnam Jamaica and Zimbabwe. We talked about what deportation and detention is, and questioned what the political intention with these actions are. Zita told me stories about people who have been let down by the system as deportation rips families apart and ends life chances. She talks through the impact of deportation on different groups of people from those overstaying visas, the Windrush generation and Commonwealth soldiers.
Zita Holbourne is the chair of BARAC (Black Activists Rising Against Cuts) a UK campaign group that fight against racism, injustice, austerity & for migrant rights. She is also the co-chair of Artists Union England and a multidisciplinary artist.
Sound composed by Zach Dawson, presented by artist and activist Amelia Hawk.