In June, Lambeth marked Windrush Day 2021 with engaging and inclusive celebration events organised by schools, local community groups, Lambeth Libraries, the Black Cultural Archives, the Brixton Project, and others across the borough. It culminated in a shared singalong on the day to You Can Get It If You Really Want, on Colourful Radio, honouring the Windrush generation and their contribution to British society.
Windrush Day also marks the continued struggle for justice for that generation, following decades of unequal treatment and discrimination. As Labour Councillors, led by Cllr Sonia Winifred who is a member of the Windrush Generation herself, we have fought for justice for the Windrush Generation, supported residents to access the compensation they deserve, and campaigned for the planned Windrush memorial to be erected in Windrush Square.
We will continue to fight for redress for those affected by the Windrush scandal, and campaign to make sure the atrocities which led to the unlawful deportations and discrimination of people who have made Britain their home for decades will never be repeated. At our recent Full Council meeting we pledged to support refugees to make Lambeth their home and committed to not cooperate with the Home Office on new Government immigration rules on rough sleeping.