Windrush Day 2020 | News and events

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Windrush Day 2020

Today, 22nd of June, marks Windrush Day, a day which commemorates the Windrush Generation and their legacy.

The observance was first introduced in 2018 as a way to honour the British Caribbean community; especially those who came to Britain in 1948 on the Empire Windrush. Hundreds of Caribbean migrants arrived on the ship to help rebuild after the Second World War. Since their arrival, the Windrush Generation and their descendants have gone on to provide tremendous contributions to Britain in public life, business, the arts, and sport.

While COVID-19 has put a halt to the usual gatherings this year, many are still celebrating virtually through lectures and readings, cooking classes, as well as theatrical and musical events.

Please see below two presentations; "Celebrating Windrush" and "What did Windrush bring to Britian?":