Teaching About Windrush

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 19 June 2020 > Webpicks

The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in the UK, and the current scandal about the treatment of the children of the Windrush Generation, give an opportunity to look at the experiences of Commonwealth immigrants to the U.K.  This is a nice simple explanation of the Windrush generation from the BBC children’s … Continue reading “Teaching About Windrush”

What About Windrush?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 14 May 2018 > In the News

There were various celebrations and exhibitions planned to mark the 70th anniversary of the beginning of West Indian mass immigration to the U.K., with the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in London on 22 June 1948. Instead, a scandal has grown up about the treatment of the “Windrush Generation” that led to the … Continue reading “What About Windrush?”

Brooklyn Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 September 2016 > Webpicks

Brooklyn is a beautiful coming-of-age story about a young Irish woman emigrating to the U.S.A. Colm Tóibín’s 1989 novel has now been adapted as a film. It is perfect for working on themes of immigration, family duty and love. For more about the film, and the trailer, see our article. The film’s website has several … Continue reading “Brooklyn Webpicks”