LESE Race Relations Committee: Celebrate the Windrush Generation

Wednesday 26 June 2019
6 – 8.30pm

The LESE Race Relations Committee invite you to join them celebrate the Windrush generation and remember the suffering that the Windrush scandal has caused.
It is time for a change, in attitude, how people are perceived. The Windrush generation and their families did nothing wrong and do not deserve the treatment experienced.
Guest Speakers include:

Betty Joseph, Chair, LESE Race Relations Committee and NEU
Arthur Torrington, Windrush Foundation
Nairobi Thompson, Writer and Poet
Patrick Vernon, Social commentator and political activist
Peggy-Ann Fraser, Prospect BECTU and LESE Race Relations Committee
Scratchylus, Musician who promotes … Read on ...

Andaiye (11 September 1942 – 31 May 2019)

It is with deep sadness that we inform our members and supporters of the death of one of the Caribbean greats – Andaiye, who died on 31 May in Georgetown, Guyana.

She was a stalwart of the working people of Guyana and the Caribbean and one of the founding members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA)of Guyana. We were very honoured to have her in London for a short while in the 1990s engaging with the work of the WPA support group.

Condolences to Abyssinian her brother and to all her close friends and comrades, including Jocelyn, Alissa, Karen, Vanda, … Read on ...

Billy Strachan

RAF Officer, Communist, Civil Rights Pioneer,
Legal Administrator, Internationalist and
ABOVE ALL CARIBBEAN MAN
by David Horsley

A CLS publication
To obtain a copy or for further information contact the author at ukdavid.d@gmail.com

Billy Strachan was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He arrived in England in March 1940 and joined the Royal Air Force. He became an air gunner and then a flight lieutenant. He returned briefly to Jamaica and then came back to England in 1947. He was a member of the Communist Party and the secretary of the London branch of the Caribbean Labour Congress. He founded a monthly … Read on ...