Screening: NHS Borderlands + presentation: London mothers living with insecure immigration status + LOCAL ELECTION HUSTINGS
Please register for a free place via the Eventbrite ticket link.
With local elections coming up on 5 May, there is so much we can do to encourage candidates to do more for migrants in our Borough.
Join us for a stimulating evening of information and discussion, in which we will learn about some of the challenges facing migrants in Haringey, and ask incumbent councillors and candidates how they mean to make sure Haringey becomes a more welcoming Borough for all, including migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
6.30 – arrival
7.00 – Film
NHS Borderlands (20 mins) is an investigative documentary from Bare Life Films, promoted by Patients Not Passports, that explores the human impact of NHS charges on migrants. It explores the story of Angela, who fled persecution in Zimbabwe only to be subjected to Hostile Environment immigration policies in the UK and charged for vital medical care. Angela’s story exposes the reality for thousands of people living in the UK facing charges for, and exclusion from, vital medical care, undermining the NHS’s founding commitment to universal healthcare.
7.25 – Presentation
The screening will be followed by a presentation by Dr Rachel Benchekroun of research undertaken with mothers living across north London with insecure immigration status, exploring the barriers they have faced accessing their basic rights. She will be joined by Haringey Welcome member Champagne, currently working with Rachel, who has lived experience of insecure status.
7.40 – Panel discussion and Hustings
We will conclude the evening with a candidate’s panel and hustings with questions from attendees. Please prepare your best questions!
Introduction: Lucy Nabijou, Coordinator and Founder, Haringey Welcome; Moderator: Professor Myria Georgiou, LSE, Haringey Welcome member;
Cllr Lucia das Neves, Labour, Cabinet member for Health, Social Care & Wellbeing, Co-chair Welcome Advisory Board; Cllr Josh Dixon, Deputy Leader, Haringey Liberal Democrats; Green Party candidate (tbc); Jess Potter, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at North Middlesex Hospital and access to healthcare campaigner with Docs not Cops;
To be sure of a place, please register here for your tickets as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you! Haringey Welcome team.
Venue: McQueens Theatre, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ