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Free two day Equality Act 2010 training on 21st and 27th March 2018

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

Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010

21st March. 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;

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New Online Search Tool for Free Employment and Anti-discrimination Legal Support

ROTA has developed a new online employment and anti-discrimination (Equality Law) legal support ' Search Tool ' and we invite you to start using it now and to send us your feedback . You can use our searchable database to support your clients to find free legal advice and representation within local communities across the South East.

Try the new Search Tool now

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Working Across the Lines: Connecting Struggles, Respecting Difference

In recent times we have seen a rise in a ‘politics of prejudice’ in which racism, anti-Muslim sentiment, anti-Semitism and xenophobia operate together to mark particular populations as ‘out of place’ in society.

Please join Voice4Change England (V4CE) and the Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN) to discuss our new research into how to invest in social justice by strengthening working across race equality, migrants’ rights, refugee and faith issues.

The gathering features speakers including Amrit Wilson. There will be discussion of key issues such as the ‘Othering’ of people based...Read more

Book Launch: Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology by Dr Suman Fernando

On 17th January 2018, Race on the Agenda and London Metropolitan University presented the launch of Dr Suman Fernando's recent book - Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology: Race Matters in Mental Health .

Dr Fernando is an Honorary Professor at London Metropolitan University and formerly consultant psychiatrist in the NHS.

The event was chaired by John Gabriel, Senior Professor at London Metropolitan University, who is the author of Whitewash: Racialized Politics and the Media, as well as co-author of Race and Power: Global racism in the twenty-first...Read more

December 2017 ROTA Policy E-Newsletter

Read our latest edition HERE . This will be a quarterly newsletter full of information about our work and what is happening around the sector in relation to race equality.

If you have something you would like to include and publicise in our next issue, scheduled for March 2018, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at saifur@rota.org.uk or call 020 7697 4093.Read more

ROTA AGM 2016/17 and "Race, Identity and Belonging" Conference

Race on the Agenda hereby gives notice to its members that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the financial year 2016/17 is scheduled to take place on Monday 26th February 2018 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.

Registration will be from 6pm and the formal AGM will begin at 6.30pm prompt. Refreshments will be provided.

A special conference “Race, Identity and Belonging”, will follow the Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Afua Hirsch

“Race, Identity and Belonging” conference

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ROTA's 20th Anniversary Event

Year 2017 was ROTA’s 20th anniversary year and to celebrate we held a special Anniversary event at the House of Lords on 30th November 2017.

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is a social policy think tank set up in 1997, devoted to issues that affect Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in London.

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) was originally established in 1984 as Greater London Action for Racial Equality (GLARE) as a membership organisation. Our functions were to provide infrastructure support to London’s Race Equality Councils (RECs) and work closely with the Commission for...Read more

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) Chair vacancy

Centre for Public Appointments: Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) Chair vacancy

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) is a scientific, advisory, Non-Departmental Public Body. It is a statutory body established under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act 1946, which came into effect on 4 July 1948. See HERE for more info.Read more

Grenfell Tower Inquiry

The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower has cost at least 80 lives, destroyed livelihoods and traumatised survivors. It has exposed the stark inequality in housing provision in Britain, with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and migrants bearing the brunt of this injustice. Holding those responsible to account is vital.

The ROTA Group and Bramley House Residents Association (BHRA) has put forward a submission to the inquiry, outlining what it thinks should be included in the terms of reference to help shape the inquiry. Now the ROTA Group and BHRA seek joint Core Participant...Read more

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