By Leah Conway –
Today, 22 June, is Windrush Day. In 2018, the Government made 22 June the official day to recognise those of the Windrush generation who settled in the UK from the Caribbean post-WW2 onwards.
It is a day to commemorate, celebrate, acknowledge and learn. This year the council will be flying the Windrush flag over Huddersfield Town Hall from 21 June to 28 June.
Last year, KLTV launched the Windrush: The Years After Educational Resource and Work, check out and download a copy from our website here.
Activities in Kirklees
There is a range of activities over this week for children and families; everyone is encouraged to get involved. Here’s how you can get involved across Kirklees this year:
|Event||Date||Time||Details to Join||Organisers|
|Windrush Week Activities||Mon, 21st June to 25th June 2021||Website: www.ls2y.co.uk
or you can visit The Chestnut Centre
2A Chestnut Street
Tel. 01484 516444
|Local Services 2 You / The chestnut Centre|
|Create your own flag||Tues, 22nd June 2021 to 27th June 2021||To collect from your local Kirklees library or print from home http://www.kirkleeslibraries.co.uk/children-and-young-people/||Kirklees Libraries|
|Tastes of Sunshine||Wed, 23rd June 2021||7pm||Online:
Jamaica National Council Huddersfield You Tube page Jamaica National Council Huddersfield – YouTube
|Jamaican National Council Huddersfield (JNCH)|
|Black American Freedom fighters in Kirklees||Wed, 23rd June 2021||5:30 pm||Via Zoom: 868 7671 2943
|Black Lives Coalition|
|People of the Windrush Generation, their stories and achievements||Sun, 27th June 2021||3 pm to 4:20 pm||Via Zoom meeting ID: 896 6534 5960
|Building African Caribbean Communities (BACC)|
|Windrush Showcase 2: Sharing Dreams and Struggles Within our Black African Caribbean Community (Poster Attached)||Sun, 27th June 2021||8pm||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sharing-dreams-and-struggles-within-our-black-african-caribbean-community-tickets-156296584291?aff=ebdssbeac||Pursuit of Happiness CIC|
|The Iroko Project – Hear my voice||Wed, 30th June 2021||4 pm to 6 pm||Please email Tackling.Racism@kirklees.gov.uk to be sent the joining details of this event||Kirklees Council and The Iroko Project|