UK visit of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Speaking at the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent symposium in London

What an honour to participate in the main symposium of the UK country visit of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent organised by fellow barrister and UN Fellow Priscellia Robinson on Saturday 21st January 2023.

Over the course of the afternoon and evening, Ms Barbara Reynolds and her UN colleagues listened to heartfelt evidence and testimony from a wide range of Black British voices, spanning civil society, on issues concerning education, health, housing, the environment, data, culture, youth, criminal justice and more.

The symposium, held at the University of West London, was just one of a series of events the working group is holding as part of its UK visit.

Windrush Legal Clinics at the Black Cultural Archives

It was humbling to be at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) on Wednesday 9th May 2018 to assist at one of its ‘Windrush’ Immigration Legal Clinics. It was heartbreaking to see the great stress and upset felt by so many Caribbean born British people who have had their lives turned upside down by the government’s hostile environment policy. Continue reading “Windrush Legal Clinics at the Black Cultural Archives”