Memorial at Tilbury Docks
22nd June 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush.
Patrick Vernon writes that:
‘it is fitting that this is marked in an appropriate and meaningful way. Since 2013 there has been a range of events(religious and cultural) along with articles, online petition, letter in the Sunday Times and Early Day Motions in Parliament to promote the idea of a public holiday to celebrate the Windrush Generation and the contribution of immigration and migration to Britain since WW2.
With this in mind a range of organisations reflecting faith, politics, race equality, migration and heritage will be participating in a planning event that will take place on the 22nd June 2016 at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton from 1.00-5.00pm to develop ideas to commemorate the 70th anniversary.
Please feel free to drop in during the afternoon if you want to contribute ideas or offer assistance for 2018. If you cannot make the meeting please email your suggestions to Kumar Rajagopalan firstname.lastname@example.org or Patrick Vernon email@example.com (please also email to rsvp your attendance on the 22nd of June).
Please see article which explains the reasons behind Windrush Day. We look forward to your support on this important initiative.