EGM is based in east London and has been at the forefront of developing websites, publications, workshops and films around family learning and cultural heritage, particularly among people from minority ethnic heritage.
As 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of independence for Trinidad and Jamaica we will celebrate on Sunday 4th November at the Rich Mix, 35 to 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA, from 10am to 6pm. We play tribute to:
- The stories we know.
- The histories we’ve dug for.
- The generations we’ve learnt from.
- The heroes and heroines we applaud.
We’ll have children’s arts activities, author readings and debates on family values, preserving our history and choosing our heroes and heroines. National Archives will throw open their treasure trove of old photos of the Caribbean and we’ll be running a workshop on tracing Jamaican, African and English family histories by people who have done it.
Contributors include: authors Patrice Lawrence, Jacqueline Walker (‘Pilgrim State’) and Kerry Young (‘Pao’), Hackney campaigners Ian Levy and Pauline ‘Hackney Heroine’ Pearce, equality campaigner Simon Woolley, cultural campaigners and historians Arthur Torrington CBE, Stephen Bourne, Oku Ekpenyon MBE, Angelina Osborne, National Archives outreach team Sandra Shakespeare and Sara Griffiths, Cllr Michael Jones one of the youngest politicians in London, Guardian journalist Hugh Muir and Patrick Vernon OBE founder of Every Generation.