CAHN

Windrush Day

CAHN Windrush Day Event

The Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) launched The Windrush Day Event in 2018 and it has been an annual celebration that occurs each summer. The event’s aim is to celebrate historical achievers, including the Windrush generation, who travelled on the Empire Windrush in 1948. This is to acknowledge all their contributions to society today. The event was inspired from the Windrush scandal that happened back in 2018. This occurrence saw many Caribbean residents deprived of their benefits in the UK, therefore sparking outrage in communities across the nation. As CAHN aims to tackle injustices in the African and Caribbean community, it was only right to respond to the scandal in a positive light. Consequently, we celebrate the achievements of the Windrush generation and others from the Black community to reflect on their past and present struggles, and to honour their successes.

CAHNlaunched The Windrush Day Event in 2018 and it has been an annual celebration that occurs each summer.

The event’s aim is to celebrate historical achievers, mainly including the Windrush generation, who travelled on the Empire Windrush in 1948. This is to acknowledge all their contributions to society today.

The event was inspired from the Windrush scandal that happened back in 2018. This occurrence saw many Caribbean residents deprived of their benefits in the UK, therefore sparking outrage in communities across the nation. As CAHN aims to tackle injustices in the African and Caribbean community, it was only right to respond to the scandal in a positive light. Consequently, we celebrate the achievements of the Windrush generation and others in the Black community to reflect on their past and present struggles, and to honour their successes.

CAHN seeks to highlight the combinations of cultures that have evolved into our shared heritage today as a community. This is captured during the event through songs, food segments, clothes, art, performances, poems, and interviews.

 

WINDRUSH 2021

WINDRUSH 2020

Windrush 2021

Saturday 26th June 2021 Time: 13:00-16:00hrs (Zoom online)

CAHN will be holding its first ever Virtual Windrush Celebration event via the ZOOM platform and live streamed on YouTube and Facebook. The day will consist of a variety of performances, speeches and presentations engaging audience as we celebrate together Windrush Day 2020. The event is scheduled for 4 hours and allows attendees to be able to drop in and out of the virtual event depending on their availability on the day.

Activities

We also ask to have speeches from people of influence to welcome the event and to also talk about the history and significance of the Windrush Celebration. E.g. the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, Manchester Councils, Local MPs etc.

 

We aim to have some performances from the young people within the community (KYSO Youth Club and CAHN Young). For instance, such as: musical performances; dance performances; poetry and visual presentations (either pre-recorded or LIVE depending on the individual).

 

Physical fitness sessions will held on the day as well, in replacement of our Windrush Health Walk that would have taken place in the Alexandra Park.

Positive steps

The Wind Generation Project aim to have at least one of their Windrush storytellers present an audio recording or live reading of the story on the day.

Other activities include a slideshow of photograph visuals of families who are Windrush survivors as adverts during the short breaks within the event.

Key Partners

For sponsorship opportunities and further information email windrushday@cahn.org.uk