Debate “Citizenship policies, social control and democracy”

The exchange project is organizing the debate “Racism | Policies of citizenship, social control and democracy”, with the participation of the journalist Joana Gorjão Henriques, which will take place on July 14, at 5:00 p.m., in Oporto.

The last book by Joana Gorjão Henriques refers to how the Portuguese treat the Other, highlighting their contradictions, beginning with the revealing title “Racism in the country of white customs”. Are we as human, tolerant, and special as we seem to tend to believe? And will new control and surveillance technologies, such as DNA, ideally put at the service of a transnational common good, contribute to the (re) consolidation of old stigmas; or on the contrary for its dilution?

The debate opens conditions for a better understanding of how racism and xenophobia settle, manifest and endure. It also discusses the relationship between these phenomena and the automated sharing of DNA data, fingerprints and vehicle registration data between EU Member States, institutionalized with the aim of combating crime, terrorism and illegal immigration.

Free entry, subject to registration here.