Two years on from the breaking of the Windrush scandal the Mayor of London and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants brought together experts, campaigners and community groups in London to talk about the ongoing campaign for justice for the Windrush generation and its descendants.
In a wide ranging discussion we heard from:
Campaigner Patrick Vernon OBE on the ongoing injustices faced by the Windrush generation and the need for better understanding of the history of the Windrush generation. Find out more at https://patrickvernon.org.uk/
A panel of experts including Arike Oke of the Black Cultural Archives, lawyer and campaigner Jacqueline McKenzie of the Centre for Migration Advice and Research and Pastor Clive Foster of Nottingham Pilgrim Church, on the barriers to justice that the Windrush generation continue to face, as well as the promise of reform reflected in the Windrush Lessons Learned Review.
Find out more at about the Black Cultural Archives at https://blackculturalarchives.org. The Young Historians Project and We Belong – who are organising campaigns as part of the wider fight for recognition and justice for migrants.
Find out more at https://www.younghistoriansproject.org/ and https://www.webelong.org.uk/ Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Debbie Weekes-Bernard, on the ongoing fight for justice for the Windrush generation and their descendants.
This event was hosted by GLA Social Integration team, Events For London team and Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI https://www.jcwi.org.uk/)