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Oriel Women’s Network – An evening with Pauline Campbell

Join the Oriel Women’s Network for an online evening with Pauline Campbell on Wednesday, 23 February 2022!

We are delighted that Pauline Campbell, author of Rice & Peas and Fish & Chips, will be sharing her story with the Oriel Women’s Network. Join us online from 6.30pm on Wednesday, 23rd February to hear Pauline discussing her memoir and for the chance to ask her questions.

Pauline Campbell

Pauline was born and bred in London. She worked as a senior lawyer for Hackney Borough for over 14 years. She was an accredited legal trainer for Lawyers in Local Government, a role she held for five years, where she trained lawyers from all over the country on preparation of criminal cases within the courts.
She currently works as a senior lawyer for Waltham Forest Council where until recently she was a Supervising Lawyer for third year law students on The Windrush Justice Clinic, providing free legal advice and preparing Windrush Compensation claims for victims of the Windrush scandal. She is currently the legal adviser on the Windrush Reach programme and is the co-chair the Race Equality Network for Waltham Forest Council. She is also a trustee and legal adviser of Liberty Hall, Clapton Commons, Hackney.

Rice & Peas and Fish & Chips

Pauline’s story is about a generation that politicians and institutions utilised to their own ends, laying unemployment, lack of housing and high crime rates squarely at their door. A generation who faced a lack of opportunity because of racism, prejudice, and resistance to reform. Pauline’s memoir makes personal the political reports and headlines of her lifetime – from the Rampton Report of the 1981 which drew the line between racism and educational underachievement of Caribbean children to the streets of Tottenham after police retribution for the death of PC Keith Blakelock on the Broadwater Farm Estate. How watching the Stephen Lawrence case unfold re-ignited her desire to study the law. How she has challenged the institutions where she worked and where she has been a unique voice in a white community living in ignorance of the diversity around them.
Part memoir, part commentary this book uncovers modern Britain’s structural racist past across politics, law, and education. It is also an empowering tale of the author’s journey in discovering her own identity, sense of belonging and aspirations and overcoming these challenges to find her own success. She now works to enable others to find their voice and help them to strive for success within the workplace.

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