On Thursday November 29th, David Lammy is coming to the heart of the community – at the Pepys’ Estate 2000 Community Action Centre – to talk and to listen.
Vicky Foxcroft MP and Lewisham Deptford CLP BAME Forum will be hosting the event to discuss the Windrush scandal, assess the impact locally in Lewisham and discuss where next for the campaign against the hostile environment.
Members of the Windrush generation will also be at the event to talk of their experiences alongside the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network.
The event is free on a first come first served basis to all Lewisham Deptford members, friends and family.
This year, when news broke of the Windrush Scandal, one man stood up in Parliament and took the floor:
“This is a day of national shame, and it has come about because of a ‘hostile environment’ and a policy that was begun under her Prime Minister.”
That man was David Lammy, member of Parliament, public servant, son of Guyanese immigrants. He went on to say:
“Let us call it as it is: if you lay down with dogs, you get fleas, and that is what has happened with the far-right rhetoric in this country.”
Lewisham is 48% BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic). The Windrush generation lives here. They have helped build the key institutions in this country, such as the NHS.
Let your voices be heard and plan the next steps for justice for the Windrush generation – and all those others facing the threat of the rising anti-immigrant sentiment in this country.