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ROTA is a social policy organisation focused on issues impacting on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
As a BAME-led organisation, all ROTA’s work is based on the principle that those with direct experience of inequality should be central to solutions to address it.

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Mad World - Guest blog by Hanna Stephens, ROTA Volunteer

Read our latest blog: Mad World by Hanna Stephens, ROTA Volunteer

A quick Google search defines mental illness broadly as, ‘a condition which causes serious disorder in a person’s behaviour or thinking.’ When we live in a context where a “serious disorder” is often attached to acting and speaking out about racism rather than being racist, we must be critical about our own understandings of mental health and how they have been constructed by those with power.

In 1851, American physician Samuel Cartwright diagnosed black slaves who ........continue>>>

 

Free two day Equality Act training on 12th & 15th December 2016

Using the Equality Act 2010

Free two day training for organisations supporting
Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities

Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010

12th Dec. 2016, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will:

  • learn who is protected under the Equality Act 2010;
  • learn what types of behaviour and discrimination are unlawful;
  • review their own organisation’s policies and procedures and identify any changes needed in order to comply with the Equality Act 2010;

We hoped to see more black lives on our screens. Our hopes were dashed - by Patrick Vernon

There is no shortage of programmes depicting the black experience. The BBC has its Black and British season, surveying our past and present from a variety of angles. Eagerly awaited is Steve McQueen’s planned epic chronicling the lives of an intergenerational black British family. But it isn’t always so.  Read the full article here.

The Importance of an Intersectional Approach in Social Research - Guest blog by Hanna Stephens, ROTA Volunteer

Read our blog: The Importance of an Intersectional Approach in Social Research by Hanna Stephens, ROTA Volunteer

“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” – Audre Lorde

In researching BAMER issues in the UK, it is important not to homogenise racial struggle and instead understand the diversity of identities that are present in different racial groups. For this, it is important that we view things from an intersectional perspective.

Intersectionality arose from black feminist scholarship, the term coined by....... continue >>>

Evelyn Oldfield Annual General Meeting 1st December 2016

Thursday 1st December 2016 6pm
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

The Evelyn Oldfield Unit hereby gives notice to its members and supporters that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the financial year ending 31st March 2016 will be held on Thursday 1st December 2016 at 6pm at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA.

ROTA (September 2016) Equality and Inclusion in the Academies Programme: 2016 - Literature review and analysis of written submissions to the Education Committee Inquiry on Multi-Academy Trusts

Equality and Inclusion in the Academies Programme: 2016 indicates that the democratic process, by which local communities have a say in what happens to their schools, could be in jeopardy and that BAME people in particular are under-represented on the governing bodies of Multi-Academy Trusts.
 
Closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and others has not been effectively addressed by some of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in England. Furthermore, the assessment processes carried out by MATs appear to disproportionately exclude BAME pupils and fail to adequately support excluded pupils. 
 
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ROTA submitted evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee Inquiry on Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs)

With the proposed expansion of the Government’s academies programme, ROTA’s submission to the Inquiry focuses on the following: the balance of decision-making at the individual school level and at the multi-academy trust level and the appropriateness of formal governance structures employed; how the performance of MATS should be assessed. We bring to the Inquiry’s attention the following:

  • The lack of representation and influence Black, Minority Ethnic, & Refugee communities have within the formal governance structures of MATs and its disproportionate impact on BME&R pupils
  • The lack of accountability and transparency on how MATs perform in relation to meeting the equalities needs of the pupils and in meeting its Public Sector Equality Duty (s.149 of the Equality Act 2010).

Read the full submission HERE
 

Don't use hate words on the internet: say NO to web hate and intolerance

This video has been realised within the frame of the project 'PRISM: Preventing, Redressing, and Inhibiting Hate Speach in New Media'

 

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