After the Windrush Scandal and thanks to years of work by campaigners across the country, the government's 'Hostile Environment' is firmly on the agenda, with renewed efforts by organisations like JCWI to challenge and dismantle these cruel policies.

Following the formal business of our AGM, we are delighted to be hosting a distinguished panel of experts for a discussion entitled 'Ending the Hostile Environment', followed by dinner & drinks. Confirmed panellists include:

Corey Stoughton, Acting Director, LIBERTY

Corey is the Advocacy Director and Acting Director of Liberty, the UK's leading civil liberties watchdog. Before joining Liberty, Corey was senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Justice under President Obama. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has worked with the New York affiliate of the Americal Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and as an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law.

Michael Braithwaite, JCWI Client and Windrush Spokesperson

Michael Braithwaite is a teaching assistant in the London Borough of Camden and a pillar of his local community. A child of the Windrush Generation, Michael came to JCWI as a client, seeking urgent help clarifying his immigration status after being told in 2017 that he no longer had the right to work in the UK. Brave and outspoken, Michael's continued advocacy helped draw the public's attention to the plight of the Windrush Generation and secure justice, not only for himself, but for all whose rights had been denied.

May Bulman

May is The Independent’s Social Affairs Correspondent. She won the Anti-Slavery Day award for Best News piece in 2017 and in the same year came runner up for Investigative Journalism in The Drum Online Media Awards for her refugee coverage. She has a particular interest in immigration and youth justice.

Simon Israel

Simon is the Senior Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News. He has been known for his robustly independent reporting on Home Affairs since 1998, his coverage of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and for his reporting on issues related to immigration, asylum and criminal justice. Simon was one of the very first journalists to report what later became known as the Windrush Scandal and has consistently delivered powerful reportage on the ongoing crisis in our immigration system.

Members and guests will have the chance to ask questions and get involved in the conversation and dinner & drinks will be served following the discussion.

It promises to be a fascinating evening. Tickets are free for both members and non-members, though we ask that non-members consider supporting our work with a donation or by joining JCWI.

Members: arrive by 17:30 for a 18:00 start

Non-members: arrive by 19:00

Dinner and Drinks served from 20:00

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