LTB 325/20 – Celebrating Windrush Day – Competition
19th June 2020
TO: ALL BRANCHES
Celebrating Windrush Day – Competition
LTB 261/20 outlined the CWU’s plans to celebrate the Windrush generation on Windrush Day and beyond.
This is open to all members and their families. Windrush means so much to many of our members and this is an opportunity to share something very close to you so it can be commemorated in CWU history.
This exciting initiative is open to CWU members and their families. When we talk about Windrush to many people this will mean many things – from the invaluable contributions to the health & transport sectors to the various regiments that assisted the British army in both world wars and the unacceptable aspects of today’s hostile environment created by the Tory government.
The competition will be a chance for the CWU to create an historic resource that will reflect all those sentimental and special memories associated with Windrush. We are inviting you, as part of the competition to submit entries around the following:
- Short Windrush Stories, linked to Windrush experiences
- Family Photographs
- Decorated cakes
- Letters (this option is open to children up to the age of 12) – Write a letter to the British Prime Minster expressing your thoughts around Windrush and what the Government should be doing to acknowledge this very important chapter in British History.
The competition opened on Monday 1st June and closes on 1st September 2020 at which point the best entries will be judged (by the CWU Windrush Working Party) and a prize will be given to the best entry in each category.
Finally just a reminder:
As you will be aware, we are holding a webinar next Monday, 22nd June at 6pm, with a range of guest speakers. We expect this to be an excellent event and would ask Branches to encourage members to participate in this event via the CWU’s Facebook Page. See attached flyer.
Any queries on this LTB should be directed to Equality&Education@cwu.org
Head of Equality, Education & Development