For over 70 years people from the Caribbean have made valuable contributions to British society and culture. Their influence can be seen in a range of arenas from sporting success to vital institutions that include the NHS and London Transport. However their legacy and that of many migrant communities can be traced across centuries and circles the globe. Author, academic and activist Roger Griffith gives a personal insight on the history of the Windrush Generation and their enduring legacy today.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Roger
Roger Griffith MBE is a consultant and CEO of his company Creative Connex. He is a writer and social activist, lecturer for UWE Bristol, broadcaster and former CEO/Chair of Ujima Radio an award-winning community radio station. He is also a Creative Producer and sits on the Arts Council England South-West board. He has a passion for sharing cultural stories, global observations and insights on race, inclusivity and social inequality and has been delivering race equality training for over 30 years.
Roger published his first book ‘My American Odyssey-From the Windrush to the White House Volume One’ in 2015 during the term of the first black president and his own family’s journey from the Caribbean to the US and the UK. He is an artistic producer, a contributor to the Bristol Post and Bristol 24/7 and a film curator with the Come the Revolution collective at Bristol Watershed. In March of 2018 Roger was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Medal for his community and voluntary work on race equality and in 2019 he was awarded an MBE for his work in Diversity and Culture. Alongside his community consultancy he is engaged on several writing projects. These include his second book on his personal reflections on race, identity and politics in the UK and the USA and a play Dreams From My Fathers based on the life and presidency of Barack Obama.