Black Lives Matter Festival proudly presents our “Windrush Fund Raising Event” to celebrate “WINDRUSH 75”
On 22 June 1948, Caribbean migrants arrived in the UK on the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in Essex, their first stop before travelling towards London.
Many people from British Commonwealth countries travelled to the UK between 1948 and 1971, encouraged by the 1948 British Nationality Act that granted citizenship and right of abode to all members of the British Empire.
On arrival in the UK, people were often met with racism, lack of acknowledgement of their professional skills and very different living conditions.
We mark this day to celebrate British Caribbean communities and acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions the Windrush generation and their descendants have made to British society.
The Windrush Fundraising Event day will mark 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush. Our proud sponsors are Black News UK !!!
Guest Speaker: Glenda Caesar from the Windrush National Organisation
DAVID RODIGAN MBE
TIPPA IRIE “The Original” Sir Biggs & More TBA
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