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The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment

Event Date & Time: 27th February, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT
Speakers: Amelia Gentleman
Tags: British Nationality Act 1948, Empire Windrush, Exposing the Hostile Environment, hostile environment policy, Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, The Windrush Betrayal, The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment
Theme: Citizenship, Equality, Human Rights, Identity, Immigration, Inclusion/Exclusion, Law, Minorities, Postcolonial Theory, Prejudice, Race / Racism, Trauma
Region / Country: Caribbean, Jamaica, UK
Historical Period: 20th century


Co-hosted by Birkbeck’s Postgraduate Reading Group and The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology in association with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism.

Amelia Gentleman, award-winning journalist, discusses the Windrush scandal and her role in exposing the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy.

Amelia Gentleman is a reporter and author of The Windrush Betrayal, Exposing the Hostile Environment (Guardian Faber Publishing, 2019). For her Windrush investigations she won numerous awards, including: the Amnesty International Impact Award; National Press Awards, Cudlipp Award for Campaign of the Year; British Journalism Awards, Journalist of the Year; and London Press Club, Print Journalist of the Year.

The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment

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