Published: Monday, 22nd June 2020

Today is our annual national Windrush Day.

This is when communities across the country have the opportunity to commemorate the Windrush story, marking the anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, near London, on 22 June 1948.

The arrival of the Empire Windrush nearly 72 years ago marked a seminal moment in Britain’s history and has come to represent the rich diversity of this nation and provides us with an ideal focal point to reiterate Medway Council’s stance against racism, bigotry and intolerance in all its forms.

Medway Council has a fine record of diversity and equalities, reflecting the diverse and multicultural communities that make Medway the special place it is today with over 10 per cent of its population from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background.

We are very proud of our BAME communities who make a major contribution to public, business and community life in Medway. Not only are they a part of life in Medway today, they will always be an integral part of our bright and prosperous future.

We abhor racism and go beyond that by actively promoting the strong need to be anti-racist in all its forms.

There are many activities taking place today. Here are ideas on how to celebrate at home.

Our libraries are also posting lots of information on Medway Libraries Facebook page, so do give them a follow.

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