PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOW KNOWN AS - Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality and Diversity Council - since 29 April 2015
 
 
Events Diary
 
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Preston Windrush Generation & Descendants UK – PWGD UK


Preston Windrush Generation & Descendants UK – is Supporting people affected by the Windrush, Immigration and humanitarian problems, the Scandal. Housing, Education, Welfare, Health and Wellbeing and so much more.

 

Since March 23rd 2019 the group has grown and raised awareness in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. Many other Windrush organisations in the UK gathering support and helping each other.

They are creating a constitution and will form as an organisation soon! Inviting members of the group and the community to join them.

 

Since Sekeena and Glenda with help from family, friends, members of the community. Dave Williams from Preston Caribbean Carnival and Anita George BA Hon (Community Art Director), Anthony Brown from Windrush Crusade from the Windrush Millennium Centre, Ben Clayton, centre manager, Plungington community Centre, Faruk Desai from the Racial Equality Office in Preston.  And many more from  organisations including Preston City Council and Matthew Brown, Leslie Pritchard and Naweeda Khan is supporting Preston Windrush Generation and Descendants UK and also their upcoming public meeting scheduled for the 10th of May at Plungington community Centre.(See flyer for details) raising awareness and help for others who are coming forward as they realised they are affected, or have to investigate their own circumstances if the Windrush scandal and immigration act applies to them!

 
Full details about the public meeting and who is speaking is still to be confirmed.
 

Rev Desmond Jaddoo from the Windrush Movement UK (Birmingham)

Anthony Brown – Windrush Crusade/ Windrush Millennium Centre (Manchester)

Clive Foster, Home Office Representative (to be confirmed)

Windrush Compensation – Taskforce (to be confirmed)

Sekeena Kydd Share her story – Preston Windrush Generation and Descendants UK (Founder)

Glenda Andrew - Preston Windrush Generation and Descendants UK (Co-Founder, Facilitator, Admin)

Others

 

Invitations to attend; all members of Preston and Windrush Generation and Descendants, representatives from the community and organisations in Preston and surrounding areas.  The public and anyone who is affected, may and been affected by the Windrush Scandal, Immigration and more.

 

The message from Sekeena is that “she never thought this (Windrush Scandal) or the immigration issues could or applied to her! If you like Sekeena Kydd Muncey and her family, have been affected or you don’t know please call us, text us and subscribe to the new website donated www.prestonwindrush.co.uk   we now can help in Preston and there is advice! 

 

If you need or require any help, or filling in the Windrush Scheme forms, Sekeena and Glenda as advocates, someone to speak on your behalf, make the call, or talk to, need or can give advice and support, we like to hear from you and here for you too!

 

If you can help by offering any services, funding or donations please contact Sekeena Kydd or myself, Glenda Andrew.

 

This group is open to anyone in the same situation as Sekeena or knows of anyone who has been in this situation with their citizenship or Nationalisation, Naturalisation. Because up until now if you don't know your nationality, this could happen to anyone in the UK!

 

We like to welcome you, thank you for liking and joining Preston Windrush Generation & Descendants UK because as we all come together regardless of colour, race etc we learn, grow making a difference together!

 

Email: prestonwindrushgenerationuk@gmail.com

 

If you like to make a donation to help and support Sekeena and maintain this group you can do so here:  paypal.me/prewindrushgendescen 

 

This allows us to maintain the group, administration, postage, travel, meetings etc.  - help and support others in many ways too.

 

If you like to know more please contact us on the numbers below.

 

Disclaimer: This group, Preston Windrush Generation & Descendants UK is to nor affiliated with Windrush Initiatives CIC

 

 

Sekeena Kydd & Glenda Andrew 

Founder  & Co Founder

Preston Windrush Generation and Descendants UK (PWGD UK)

Mobile: 07703767522

Mobile: 07564732983

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PRESTON STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RACISM - FREE EVENT - SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2019 
 

Organisations from Preston will host a Standing Together Against Racism (STAR) Community Day event to show their commitment to community cohesion and tackling racism.


The annual event will mark the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  This event is free to attend and is in its sixth year.


The event is organised by Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality & Diversity Council, Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council, and the University of Central Lancashire's (UCLan's) Creative Communities Group. The event is also supported by a wide range of community groups and individuals.


The event will be held on Saturday 23 March on Preston Flag Market from 11am to 1pm to mark the international day.  A range of community groups and organisations will come together to celebrate the city's cultural life with live music and performances. The event will be opened by the Mayor of Preston, Councillor Trevor Hart at 11am. There will also be speeches during the event.  The event will be hosted by Councillor Nweeda Khan, Preston City Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Social Justice.

 

Mrs Veronica Afrin, Chair of Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality and Diversity Council, said: "Preston City has enjoyed cultural and faith diversity for a long period of time due to the immense goodwill of the citizens of Preston.  In the current political and economic uncertainties we are beginning to see a rise in racism and community tensions and in this difficult environment we all need to support each other and fight inequality and injustice in our society.”


Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of the City Council said: “With tensions approaching in our country with Brexit it is essential our young people are encouraged to envisage a society that is unified and free from discrimination. That is why I am asking you to support this year’s Standing Together Against Racism (STAR) event.  Tackling racism is about winning hearts and minds which must start with the young.  If we don’t try to do this whole sections of the community are potentially made more vulnerable going into the future.”


County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council Cabinet Member for Community and Cultural Service, said: "This event will address a sensitive subject by promoting positive messages rather than focusing on negative prejudice.


"It is so important to recognise and support this International Day.


"Bringing all communities together to promote fairness, justice and equality for all our residents is definitely to be celebrated.


"Preston is proud of its diverse society that is both harmonious and cohesive. We all need to continue to take an active role building on the achievements we have made."


For more information about the events, contact Faruk Desai at the Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality and Diversity Council by calling 01772 906422 (Monday to Friday between 9am and 12noon only) or by emailing admin@prestonrec.org.uk 

 
 
 
2018
PRESTON STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RACISM - TWO FREE EVENTS - 16 & 24 MARCH 2018
 
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE 5TH ANNUAL PRESTON STAR EVENTS - Preston STAR events have been organised by the Preston & Western Lancashire REDC together with its key partners; Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council, UCLAN, Creative Communities Group and Preston Black and Ethnic Minority Forum.   These events are to celebrate and raise awareness for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and this year the Commonwealth.  These events are to celebrate Preston's unique characteristics of the City's long tradition of tolerance and respect for all its citizens, and visitors!  Both the FREE events are listed in Lord Shuttleworth's Lancashire Commonwealth Celebrations 2018.
 
 
Friday 16 March 2018
Preston Standing Together Against Racism - School Choir Event - 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston.   Schools from across Preston invite you to join with them to show your commitment to community cohesion and tackling racism in the City.  Doors open at 6.30pm for 7.00pm start for an evening of song and dance from guests the Abhi Dance Academy and the Choir from the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  There will be speeches from Guest Speakers, who include; Lord-Lietenant of Lancashire, The Rt Hon the Lord Shuttleworth KG, KCVO, County Councillor Susie Charles - LCC Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Schools, Councillor Matthew Brown - PCC Cabinet Member for social justice, inclusion & policy and Mrs Veronica Afrin, Chair of PWLREDC and Young People from Preston.  Other Guests include The High Sheriff of Lancashire, Mr Robert Webb JP, DL
 
There is no need to book tickets for these events, just turn up!
  

See the Flyer;/uploads/Preston STAR 2018 School Choir Poster.pdf

 
Saturday 24 March 2018
Preston Standing Together Against Racism - Community Day Event, Preston Flag Market - 11am to 1pm - Come along to a FREE event where there will be performances and music from local artists and Stalls housing numerous organisations providing information.
 

See the Flyer;/uploads/Preston STAR 2018 Community Day Poster.pdf

 
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PREVIOUS EVENTS ...
 
 
PRESTON STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RACISM - TWO FREE EVENTS - 17 & 18 MARCH 2017
 
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE 4TH ANNUAL PRESTON STAR EVENTS - Preston STAR events have been organised by the Preston & Western Lancashire REDC together with its key partners; Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council, UCLAN, Preston Youth Council, More Music, Black and Ethnic Minority Forum and Trade Councils.  These events are to celebrate and raise awareness for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and to celebrate Preston's unique characteristics of the City's long tradition of tolerance and respect for all its citizens, and visitors! 
 
 
Friday 17 March 2017
Preston Standing Together Against Racism - School Choir Event - 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston.   Schools from across Preston and Preston Youth Council invite you to join with them to show your commitment to community cohesion and tackling racism in the City.  Doors open at 6.30pm for 7.00pm start for an evening of songs, dance , drama and speeches by young people from Preston and guest speakers.
 
Book your ticket(s) via the link;  
  
www.prestonstar2017.eventbrite.co.uk 
 
 
Saturday 18 March 2017
Preston Standing Together Against Racism - Community Day Event, Preston Flag Market - 11am to 3pm - Come along to a FREE event where there will be performances and music from local artists and Stalls housing numerous organisations providing information.
 
MARCH 2016
 
Preston Standing Together Against Racism Community Day - FREE event - Preston Flag Market - Saturday 19 March 2016 - ALL WELCOME!
 
A wide range of community groups and organisations from the Preston area have joined Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality and Diversity Council to organise a community day which will take place on the Flag Market from 11am - 3pm on March 19th 2016.  The event will be officially opened by the Mayor of Preston at 1pm.
 
 
This event is a FREE event to all Citizens of Preston and other visiting Preston City.  The event is also part of celebration and public awareness for the 'International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination' which will be on March 21 2016.
 
There will be stalls providing information and advice together with entertainment throughout the day including crowd participation in Bollywood style dancing and African drumming and salsa dancing provided by Salsa Northwest.  Performers include local artists Bingo Bay and Crossbill.
 
MARCH 2015 - Preston Standing Together Against Racism ... 3 Day event
 
To celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and raise awareness about the effects of racism and poverty, Preston Standing Together Against Racism is back for its second year.  There will be 3 events ....
 
Friday 20 March 2015 - School Choir Event 11am - 1pm @ Charter Theatre, Preston - FREE - Schools from across Preston will come together to form a mass choir in order for young people to demonstrate their involvement to challenge racism and poverty through song/words and visual arts.  
This is by invitation only. To book a place click here;  
 
Take a look at last year's event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knH_qeZj21g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIsnKo2thrc

 
Saturday 21 March 2015 - Community Day 11am - 3pm @ Preston Flag Market - FREE.  Organisations and Groups will be available to provide the people of Preston information and advice.  There will also be performances throughout the day from Salsa Northwest, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Bollywood Dancing, Steel Band, Dance Syndrome, Preston's College Basketball Team and also performances from local artists including Casa Romanilor, Crossbill and bands from Daniel Clarke Music.  /uploads/Preston STAR 2015-FLYER.pdf
 
Friday 27 March 2015 - Music Event 7pm @ Charter Theatre, Preston - Tickets available or Pay on Door.  The Love & Etiquette Foundation are delighted to host leading hip-hop act Kingslee 'Akala' Daley and Palestinian Debka Ban '47 Soul' at the Standing Together Against Racism music event. Supporting Akala will be Sophia Ben Yousef and classical Indian artists.
 
Tickets £15 (or pay on the door) - Earlybird Tickets £10 (buy before 15 March) - NUS/Student Tickets £8
 
www.loveetiquette.com  
@starfestpreston
 
 If the links do not work, please type into your browser bar.
  
 
Last years event - PRESTON STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RACISM - 21, 22, 23 MARCH 2014 
  
Standing Together Against Racism
To raise awareness about the insidious effects of racism and highlight the positive influence of diversity of cultures and communities, Preston is organising a Music Festival led by the Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council, supported by Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council, Preston & South Ribble Trade Union Council, UCLAN, Preston Black and Minority Ethnic Forum, The Love and Etiquette Foundation to name a few.
 
The purpose of the event is to create awareness and build a coalition of support against racism, which continues to affect individuals and groups in Preston despite progress made over 25 years.

 

The Key themes that we are seeking to develop are:
 

·         Standing together against racism

·         Celebrating the progress made of 25 years

·         Recognising racism is still with us

·         Expressing hope for future change

 
Click here /uploads/STAR_Brochure.pdf to view the brochure
 
Click here /uploads/STAR_A5_FLYER_NEW.pdf to view the flyer for Sunday 23 March 2014 event.
                                                                                  

Friday 21st March – Lancashire County Council County Hall -  Standing together, Celebrating the contribution of schools to building community cohesion and bringing young people together via a Mass Choir in order for young people to demonstrate their involvement to challenging racism through choir/words and visual arts. (This event is by invitation only)

 

Saturday 22nd March  – Preston Flag Market - 11am - 3pm - Standing together, Celebrating progress and highlighting hopes for the future – Community Day – stalls, stage and presentations in the form of drama, music, dance, short films, music elements and speakers on these themes.  A tribute book of condolence for Nelson Mandela will be available to sign. 
 
Sunday 23rd March - Guild Hall - Stand together Community Music Festival –  1:00pm - 7:00pm - Doors Open 12pm
FREE ADMISSION


Featuring a multi-talented line up of artists that cover Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, Indie, Rock, Spoken Word, Tabla, Sitar and Nasheed.
 
This promises to be a fantastic afternoon promoting diverse culture and community through inspirational lyrics and music.
 
Ticket Collection Only Preston Guild Hall Box Office, Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1HT
 
The Box Office is open Mon to Sat 10:00am to 5:30pm
 
For more information: T. 07870 100590 E. admin@loveetiquette.com
 
Food, refreshments and merchandise will be available to buy.
 
For more information go to;  http://www.loveetiquette.com/events.html
 
Twitter - @starfestpreston 
 
Facebook - StandingTogetherAgainstRacismPreston
 
All these are events are FREE!
 
 
PREVIOUS EVENTS ORGANISED;
July 2010 - Human Rights Conference - Human Rights in Our Services and in Our Community at University of Central Lancashire Greenbank Lecture Theatre, Preston
Speakers included:
-  Surinder Sharma, National Director for Equality and Human Rights,
   Dept of Health
-  Adam Weiss, AIRE Centre
-  Amy Whitelock, Mind
-  Isabella Sankey Policy Director, Liberty

July 2011 - The Annual General Meeting on 4th July 2011 at Preston Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston.  Our Guest Speaker at the AGM was the Director of Runneymede Trust, Mr. Robert Berkeley.
Please visit the link below for a brief biography of Mr. Berkeley;
 
October to December 2011 - YOUR Face OUR Future Against Racism - Anti Racism Exhibition - Race Hate Awareness and Prevention (RHAP) is pleased to bring you a powerful and thought provoking anti racism exhibition. The exhibition will take you on a journey which
  • Highlights the serious nature of racism
  • Encourages the reporting of it
  • Gives an insight into the Criminal Justice System & how it deals with racism from a victim and offender perspective
  • Highlights the changing nature of debates around racism
  • Provides you with an insight into our anti racism work

For a preview follow the link:  http://vimeo.com/30725395

The Exhibition was on display in the following libraries;
Preston Harris Library
Lancaster Library 
Skelmersdale Library
Chorley Library

View the flyer, here /uploads/Rhap flyer email.pdf for details of how to see the full exhibition.

 

To find out more information or borrow the exhibition for your organisation / school or event please get in touch.
 
July 2012
Preston & Western Lancashire REC's Annual General Meeting, was held on Monday 9th July 2012, at Preston City Council Town Hall, which was well attended.
 
The Guest Speaker at this years AGM was Ajmal Masroor, Director of Communities in Action.  Picture of Ajmal Masroor
 
Ajmal Masroor is director of Communities in Action. He provides consultancy and support to media and various government agencies on Muslim issues. He is a broadcaster and regular contributor on national radio and TV programmes, and presents his own programme on the Islam Channel and Channel S.
 
Click the link below for the Communities in Action website.
http://www.communitiesinaction.org/home.php