- DURATION 60 mins
Join us for an engaging and enlightening talk as we delve into the rich and significant history of the Windrush Generation and their lasting impact on British society and culture. For more than 70 years, individuals from the Caribbean have made invaluable contributions to various facets of British life, leaving an indelible mark on everything from sports triumphs to the essential foundations of institutions such as the NHS and London Transport.
In this thought-provoking event, acclaimed author, distinguished academic, and passionate activist, Roger Griffith, will provide a unique and personal perspective on the journey and legacy of the Windrush Generation. By tracing their historical significance across centuries and continents, Griffith unveils a compelling narrative that underscores the profound global influence of not only the Caribbean community but also many other migrant communities.
Prepare to be captivated as Griffith's expertise and eloquence bring to life the stories and experiences of those who contributed to shaping British society. Gain a deeper understanding of the lasting impact of these remarkable individuals, and discover how their enduring legacy continues to shape the diverse and multicultural fabric of modern-day Britain.
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to expand your knowledge, challenge your perceptions, and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the Windrush Generation. Join us for an enlightening evening filled with insights, inspiration, and a renewed appreciation for the profound influence of migrant communities throughout history.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Roger
Roger Griffith MBE is a consultant and CEO of his company Creative Connex. He is a writer and social activist, lecturer for UWE Bristol, broadcaster and former CEO/Chair of Ujima Radio an award-winning community radio station. He is also a Creative Producer and sits on the Arts Council England South-West board. He has a passion for sharing cultural stories, global observations and insights on race, inclusivity and social inequality and has been delivering race equality training for over 30 years.
Roger published his first book ‘My American Odyssey-From the Windrush to the White House Volume One’ in 2015 during the term of the first black president and his own family’s journey from the Caribbean to the US and the UK. He is an artistic producer, a contributor to the Bristol Post and Bristol 24/7 and a film curator with the Come the Revolution collective at Bristol Watershed. In March of 2018 Roger was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Medal for his community and voluntary work on race equality and in 2019 he was awarded an MBE for his work in Diversity and Culture. Alongside his community consultancy he is engaged on several writing projects. These include his second book on his personal reflections on race, identity and politics in the UK and the USA and a play Dreams From My Fathers based on the life and presidency of Barack Obama.
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