Look: From Empire Windrush To The Commonwealth & Windrush Scandal (1948-2018)

Friday June 15 2018, 5-7pm

2018 is supposed to be the time to celebrate the 70 year legacy of Empire Windrush and the Windrush Generation. Unfortunately that has been marred by what is mistakenly called the “Windrush Scandal”, which is in fact a Commonwealth-wide issue.

In this presentation, history consultant Kwaku in marking African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 30, will address some of the generally held misconceptions surrounding the Empire Windrush’s voyage from the Caribbean to Britain in 1948, highlight some of the British government’s conversations and what it did to limit Caribbean and New Commonwealth migration from the 1940s to 1960s, and show why what’s playing out in 2018 has a long back-story stretching back more than 70 years.

Part of AntiUniversity Now 2018 and BTWSC/African Histories Revisited’s African Jubilee Year 1987-88 @ 30 programming

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