14th May – A day to reflect and mark the Indo-Fijian community.

14th May – A day to reflect and mark the Indo-Fijian community.

Each year, Girmit Day is marked by the Indo-Fijian community on the 14th May. Girmit Day reflects the shared past of ancestors brought together in distant lands by the British colonial indenture system in Fiji. Girmit Day also marks the birth of the community’s identity and their uniqueness as a diaspora.

To mark Girmit Day this year, the Nutkhut team is engaging in two exciting events on Friday 14th May and we invite you to join us for both:

10am – 11.20am – ‘Going Somewhere’
Celebrating Women of Indian-Fijian Heritage Nutkhut Associate, lawyer Angena Bhagwandeen will chair the partnership event and the discussion will focus on celebrating women of Indian-Fijian Heritage.  It will feature presentations and readings by Nutkhut’s Learning and Engagement Manager Ellie Newland, artist Shivanjani Lal, economist and activist Dr Faiza Shaheen and journalist Rebecca Singh.

Register your free place HERE

12 Noon – Girmit Talks
We’re inviting you to mark Girmit Day with us as we bring together the core team behind the Girmit project, to focus on the work we have achieved and highlight the education toolkit. We will also be launching our graphic novel by Tui Ledua.

You’ll be able to view both events online via our social media channels at 12 Noon, or via our YouTube Channel HERE

If you’d like to learn more about this project you can explore the World of Girmit via www.girmit.world