To mark this year’s Windrush Day, the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) will be hosting an event in Manchester.
The event will be taking place on Saturday, 25th June from 12pm to 6pm at Alexandra Park, Manchester 180 Russell Street, Manchester, M16 7JL.
This year’s theme is focused on ‘our shared history, culture and heritage’. CAHN and partners are seeking to highlight the diversity of cultures that have contributed to the shared heritage of the UK today.
This event will include live cultural performances of, dancing and singing on the main stage, guest speakers, information stalls to promote services, community organisations and businesses. There would be an arts and craft section, a play area for children; food provided by food trucks and more entertainment throughout the day.
Dr Faye Bruce DL, Chair of Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) said: “Windrush Day recognises and commemorates Caribbean people who travelled to the UK to help build Britain after the Second World. For me, this is a day of reflection and should be honoured as a Bank Holiday where we focus our attention on the incredible contributions that this community has made to British Society.”
Charles Kwaku-Odoi, Chief Officer of CAHN said: “While we celebrate those incredible contributions of people migrated to the United Kingdom to build post-war Britain, we also remember many of this generation and their descendants have had their lives disrupted by unjust immigration policies over decades. We are glad the traumatic treatment has been acknowledged and a compensation scheme established, however we recognise that much more needs to be done.”
“For our celebration event on Saturday 25th June, we look forward to a fantastic outdoor event that revives community spirit, friendships and resilience, following the pandemic. Attendees are in for an exciting experience at the event or online as we celebrate Black culture and the benefits of diversity to the arts! Watch an excerpt of the 2019 Windrush Day celebration here: https://youtu.be/YJkJgsaeGOg
We are grateful to all our sponsors who have contributed financially and in many other ways to make the event happen.”
Register now and be the first to receive updates and livestreaming details: https://portal.cahn.org.uk/windrushday2022