Thank you so much to Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, for inviting me to his Windrush 75 reception in the Speaker’s House.
Sir Lindsay and Baroness Floella Benjamin gave very powerful speeches to celebrate the Windrush Generation AND support Windrush Justice.
It was also wonderful to see so many old (and new!) friends – including Patrick Vernon, Chair of the Windrush 75 Network, and Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future. Congratulations to Patrick and Sunder in particular for their incredible leadership of Windrush 75.
It was good to be invited back to the House of Commons, on Wednesday 17th May 2023, to again represent the Windrush Justice Clinic and speak on the panel of the Justice for the Windrush Generations bimonthly rally.
What is great about JfWG rallies is the cross-party support they attract. Wednesday’s event was attended by Marsha de Cordova MP and Richard Burgon MP for Labour and Duwayne Brooks for the Conservatives.
A big thank you again to Garrick Prayogg and Roland Houslin for the invitation to return.
Thank you so much to Garrick Prayogg and Roland Houslin from Justice For Windrush Generations, for inviting the Windrush Justice Clinic (on whose board I sit) to the House of Commons on the evening of Wednesday 22nd March, to address the community, and supportive MPs and peers, on the work we are doing to help Windrush victims obtain compensation.
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.
The unconditional love and support of female friends is priceless.
Diane Abbott MP and Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP continue to have my back – in good times and in bad times, in public and in private.
Love these women!