Windrush exhibit
Windrush exhibit

Labour co-leader Cllr Carmen Appich wrote in Brighton & Hove News last week regarding Windrush Day, suffragettes and Co-operative Fortnight:

“I am writing this on the fourth national Windrush Day, dedicated to honouring, educating and inspiring future generations about the contribution to this country of the Windrush generation.

“Sadly, it took a huge scandal involving forced deportations and denial of human rights, such as healthcare, pensions and housing, to get to this point.

“Let’s hope that this will not be repeated in future – for our European or any other residents…

“…I also learned that [suffragette] Alice Hawkins worked for one of the very early co-operatives in Leicester – Equity Shoes.

“Co-ops share community wealth and are run by their members for their members.

“This week is the start of co-operative fortnight when we celebrate our many and varied co-operatives and community enterprises here in the city.”

Read Cllr Appich’s full column here.

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