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Windrush Day 2020

Black Asian and ethnically diverse
Monday 22 June 2020

Windrush Day was introduced on 22 June 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the date when hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean arrived to the UK aboard the MV Empire Windrush. Windrush Day is intended to recognise and honour the significant contributions of the Windrush Generation to British social, cultural and political life.

Get involved in Windrush Day

There are several ways you can get involved in marking Windrush Day 2020:

Online events

Several online events are taking place to recognise Windrush Day and the Windrush Generation.

Celebrating the Windrush Generation
Date: Monday 22 June 2020
14:00 – 16:00
About: The Leeds BME Hub, in partnership with Leeds City Council, are holding an online Windrush Celebration Event via Zoom. The programme of the event:
Welcome - Open with a Song
Sharing History Through Stories and Readings
Bring an Item Special to You and Tell Us the Story Behind It
Celebrate Culture

See further details online.

Windrush Foundation Celebrate Windrush Day
Date: Monday 22 June 2020
17:00 – 19:00 & 20:00 - 22:00
About: Windrush Commemorative event featuring presentations, poetry, readings, music, Q&A, presented by the Windrush Foundation.

Further details will follow on Eventbrite.

Geraldine Connor Foundation presents "Generations Dreaming"
Date: Monday 22 June 2020
19:00 - 21:00
About: Celebrate National Windrush Day with a special online event. Through interviews, poetry readings and musical performances, Khadijah Ibrahiim and Emily Zobel Marshall will take you on a journey to celebrate the impact that the Windrush Generation has had and continues to have on Britain.

Visit the event web page for further information.

Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Support Session for BAME and Windrush Leaders
various, between 3 – 25 June 2020
About: Nightingale Frontline: NHS Leadership Support Session for FNF Leadership Support Session for BAME and Windrush Leaders.

Register your attendance on Eventbrite.

Further events happening in Leeds can be found on the Leeds inspired webpages.

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