Local Labour party activists are organising an educational event in Brixton to explore Home Office policies in the light of what has been happening to the Windrush Generation and the creation of a “hostile environment” over the last decade.
The organisers are all migrants to the UK and, they say, “the outcome of the policies has resonated with us deeply”.
Th free event is scheduled to take place from 7 to 10pm on Thursday 19 July at the Brixton Community Base in Talma Road (SW2 1AS).
It is organised by Streatham Labour party activists under the umbrella of Brixton Hill Labour party ward.
Panelists will include:
Professor Gus John, director of All Africa-Advisors and a former director of education for Hackney
Nicholas Beales, legal manager of the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees
Neasha Clarke, director, Diaspora Support Network
Kwaku, founder of British Black Music/Black Music Congress
Akram Salhab, advocacy and campaigns officer, Migrants Organise
Jacqueline McKenzie, immigration and asylum law practice at local solicitors McKenzie Beute & Pope
The event is dedicated to the memory of Nechamah Bonanos, who died suddenly last month while she was a member of the event working group. Born in a Kibbutz in Israel, she was a lifelong campaigner for justice, and spent time volunteering in immigration detention centres.