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June 2020

Nikolai Salcedo, You can get if you want Windrush day song

Song for Windrush

Listen to actor-singer Nikolai Salcedo sing his version for  Windrush day

https://vimeo.com/430991190

You Can Get It If You Really Want by Desmond Dekker will be our song for Windrush this year. 

The song was written by Jimmy Cliff, but it was Desmond Dekker (pictured) who released the song in 1970, it went to No 2 in the charts. Now it’s your turn to sing.

Virtual Windrush Day 2020

Tue in to hear about West Midlands based organisations celebrating Windrush day 2020. 

70 years ago on 22 June 1948, the Empire Windrush landed at Tilbury Docks, Essex. The arrival of 492 passengers from the Caribbean marked a seminal moment in Britain’s history and has come to stand for the rich diversity of this nation.

The Windrush Generation made a huge contribution to rebuilding the country following the war and their settlement and their descendants have continued to enrich social, economic, political and religious life.

How to become a School Governor

I'm a School Governor and in most cases, I'm usually the only Black person around the table so I'm organising a webinar to explain the process of becoming a School Governor in UK Schools.

This session is open for members of the Black community so that we can have an open dialogue about any fears or concerns you may have and what it actually means to be a School Governor.

Please email me at info@NBGN.co.uk so that I can send you the relevant links.

The session will be on 22nd June 2020, at 6.30 pm via Zoom.

Black Heritage Walks Newtork

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

Monday 30th March  2020

 

Black heritage Walk Network events are cancelled until further notice - we will continue to monitor the evolving situation to determine when we will commence our events. In the meantime, stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you to our walks once we safe to do so.

We will continue to post regular updates on this page and across our social media feeds.

 

Windrush & NHS 70th Tea Garden Party

Trust joins with the community to mark Windrush 70

    On 22 June 1948, the former German cruise liner Empire Windrush arrived in the UK, carrying 492 passengers from the West Indies. Mainly former service personnel, this was the first wave of post-war immigration with many of the passengers taking up roles in the NHS, which launched just two weeks later.