DLA Conference 2018 "Challenging Everyday Racism - Legal and Policy Initiatives" - slides / handout materials still available

Date published: 
27 June 2019

DLA Conference 2018
Challenging Everyday Racism - Legal and Policy Initiatives



The DLA held its annual Conference entitled “Challenging Everyday Racism - Legal and Policy Initiatives” on Tuesday 27th November at the London offices of Allen & Overy.


We were much heartened by the large turnout and very positive feedback.  There was a great atmosphere in the hall and breakout rooms and our fantastic speakers provided much food for thought (and twitter).



Jacqueline McKenzie (solicitor at McKenzie, Beute and Pope), one of our keynote speakers, was “electrifying, speaking passionately on the racist impact of immigration policy borne out by Windrush Scandal and the hostile environment.  Elizabeth Prochaska’s (Legal Director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission) set out how we as Discrimination lawyers can work with EHRC.  Ijeoma Omambala (Old Square Chambers) delivered our regular Legal Update.


In the afternoon, delegates were regaled by a veritable feast of breakout sessions ranging from David Stephensonon race discrimination and Stephen Heath of MIND and Ifeyinwa Favour Ezeifedi on race and mental health to Kiran Daurka on stereotyping and unconscious bias and Rachel Crasnow QC on parental leave and flexible working.


The day’s business wrapped up with a panel discussion, ably chaired by Robin Allen QC of Cloisters Chambers, focussed on specific approaches to challenging the hostile environment through immigration law litigation, the media, campaigning to support the welfare of migrants and activism. On the panel were: Nicola Burgess (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants), Reem Abu-Hayyeh (MedAct), Peter Kumar (DLA Executive Committee) and Shoaib M Khan (immigration and human rights solicitor).


We are extremely grateful to everyone who found time to attend the Conference and help make it such a success and in particular, of course, to all our wonderful speakers.  And very special thanks to our very generous hosts, Allen & Overy, for making it all possible.


You can get a flavour of the Conference by clicking on the photos below:

Jacqueline McKenzie

Elizabeth Prochaska

David Stephenson

Panel disc



If you were unable to attend the Conference but would like to see the slides and handouts, you can buy them by clicking here: 


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The Discrimination Law Association is very grateful 
to Allen & Overy for their generous support