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Oct 31

Creating the Windrush – Black History Month

October 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

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Organiser: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Event: Creating the Windrush – Black History Month
Start Date: 31 Oct 2019 6:30 pm
End Date: 31 Oct 2019 7:45 pm
Venue: Kensington Central Library

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An African Journey by Barbara Ellis tells the story of the Brown and other families after their arrival in the United Kingdom from 1948 onwards, and their adaptation to their new home.

Their experiences echo those of others and their ancestor before them. Families drew closer in this strange land. Women in particular formed an unbreakable bond, if only for the sake of their families.

Mindful that education was the antidote to generational poverty that would become a battle ground to achieve their desire for social mobility in Britain, they eyed a broken education system – a system that has worked against the interests of black immigrant families to the present day. Also, a police force that criminalised their children using the hated SUS laws.

Racism has not diminished, disintegrated, disappeared or died in the United Kingdom with the older generation .

On multiple levels, African Journey is a living document on tenacity and survival.


 

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