Honouring Wales Windrush Generation and those that came before them

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Description

Linked to the Go Home study and outputs, this is an event I hosted, bringing members of the community together to celebrate older Caribbean Elders and to ask provide a platform in which to challenge the Windrush scandal of 2018 which saw a large number of older Caribbean migrants subjected to Home Office policy to their detriment. The evening was two parts:6:30 - 8:30: performances and presentations will take place in the main hall (to include Hilary Brown, June Campbell- Davies, Melissa Dunkley, Roy Grant, Mary- Anne Roberts, and Vine Community Church). The event will be opened by Faith Walker (long term activist and Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee Member). There will be a pop-up exhibition of the Back-A-Yard project celebrating Caribbean Elders in Newport.8:30 - 10:30: Golau will screen 'Wales Untold', who describes the film as follows: a timely corrective to popular narratives of British history. By placing the African presence and the products and outcomes of Black labour at the heart of Welsh history, with a strong input from elders, we discover how community relations and labour relations have defined and created a nation. The film was made by Urban Circle and Black Nine Films and funded by the Heritage Lottery. The screening will take place on the first floor. Following the screening there will be a short Q&A with Neil Sinclair and Abu-Bakr Madden-Al Shabazz, led by Yvonne Connikie (Golau) and Melanie Hawthorne.
Period21 Jun 2018
Event titleHonouring Wales Windrush Generation and those that came before them
Event typeWorkshop
LocationCardiff, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Wales
  • Go Home
  • Caribbean migrants
  • Wellbeing
  • Equality
  • Public Policy
  • Home Office