Since 2018 'Windrush Day' has been recognised on 22nd June to remember the landing of Empire Windrush in 1948 at Tilbury Docks, with passengers mainly from the Caribbean who were invited to Britain to help rebuild the country, as so many British men had been killed in WWII.
Each year the North Wales Jamaica Society has joined with other organisations to recognise Windrush Day with a special event. Last year was an exception when we were unable to hold a public event.
This year decendants of the Jamaican's who came to the UK in those early years and hve links with Wales, and others who have researched and written about the stories and feelings of the Windrush generation are coming together for a special event:
The NWJS Windrush Day Conference 2021
- held on Zoom on 20th June at 3pm in UK and 9am in Jamaica
to share stories of the departure from the Caribbean, and the arrival in UK, of an amazing group of people, who determined the they would come to the UK to help the 'Mother Country' and the immense contribution that they, and those who came to Britain later and their descendents, have made to life in the UK and back home to the countries they left and continued to support.
The aim of the Windrush Day Conference 2021 is to share stories to raise awareness of the significant contributions made by members of the 'Windrush Generations', promoting the historical, economic and cultural contributions, with presenters from range of backgrounds
You are invited to register in advance for this Zoom meeting.
When: June 20, 2021 3.00 PM London / 9.00AM Jamaica / Midnight in Australia
Click below to Register:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Simon Ferrigno from Belong Nottingham who is helping us with the management of the conference: this will give you the information you need about joining the Conference. Also the Conference will be open from 2.50pm - the Committee are meeting earlier on!
Any problems - please email NWJS Secretary: email@example.com
Find out more about the arrival of Empire Windrush in this History Today article : Click here