Windrush has, unfortunately, been relegated to just being a part of Caribbean history. It's a moot point that allows the African and Caribbean diaspora a chance to chill over their jerk chicken and recount their tales of woe and wonder on arrival to the golden shores of the motherland - only to find it was covered with soot, grime and, of course, racism. But it was not all doom and gloom. There were definite green shoots of progress which thrived and survived, despite the harsh coldness of the environment (and we're not talking about the weather!)
Windrush has been on the back burner for many decades, and only seems to be rolled out with a reggae beat and a calypso drum every now and then. But is that really fair and representative? Surely, Windrush history needs to be dusted off and looked at once more, as a turning point or even a critical point in UK history. Let's face it; what were Brixton, Walthamstow and other street markets before Windrush?
The WINDRUSH LIVE Event is designed to look at Windrush and the POSITIVE impact it had (and still has) on UK history. It's time for Windrush to move from Black History to being a part of UK History. Time for WIndrush to belong to the Ordinary People of all cultures, colours, creeds and community.
For more information, watch the following promo video on https://video214.com/play/BagEFkKkXdlF2eTmaGhg9w/s/dark and register vai Eventbrite to attend and participate in the FREE Windrush debate on Monday 24 June.
It's history in the making. You don't wanna miss this!