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Today is Windrush Day, celebrating the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.

Here's a thread of resources including research briefings from our colleagues in @commonslibrary

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, carrying passengers from the Caribbean who were responding to an invitation to come to the UK to address a post-WW2 labour shortage.

Read this briefing paper :…
The Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 8 June.

Read a briefing paper providing background here:…
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The Windrush generation left everything they knew to come and rebuild the UK after World War 2.

Since then, they've been subjected to racist policies and purposeful attempts to stop them from feeling at home in the country they built.

We do not deserve them #WindrushDay2020
I'm so grateful to live in Brixton and be surrounded by so many members of the Windrush Generations and their families.

I'm tuning into @colourfulradio today to celebrate #WindrushDay2020 and hear their stories.

You can too here:…
@colourfulradio Replace the Churchill statue with a statue representing the Windrush Generation I say
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