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20yrs of Race on the Agenda

This year marks our 20th anniversary.

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 Race Equality (CRE) to ensure that the Race Relations Act 1976 and the principles underlying it were...Read more

Voice4Change / Migrants’ Rights Network Survey

Working Across the Lines is an initiative from Voice4Change and Migrants’ Rights Network. It is a response to an increasingly powerful ‘politics of prejudice’ combining racism, anti-Muslim sentiment, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. The project aims to better understand ‘what works’ in collaborative efforts across faith, racial justice and migrants’ and/or refugee rights and to better support future combined efforts for equality.

The first step is a survey aimed at understanding the experiences of anyone working (paid or unpaid) on race equality, faith issues, migrants’ and/or...Read more

Grenfell Tower inquiry consultation response

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.

ROTA has convened an informal group of voluntary sector organisations, concerned residents and representatives of residents association in the immediate vicinity of Grenfell Tower, lawyers and academics to submit a joint-response to the public inquiry....Read more

The Way Ahead for London

Over the last year ROTA has been working as part of the Way Ahead partnership to design a new vision and system for civil society in London and how it can be better supported in future. This process is designed to empower individuals and communities and ensure that groups of all sizes get the support and assistance they need to be able to better serve the needs of all Londoners. This work has involved a number of partners from local authorities, health authorities, business organisations, the Mayor’s Office and London Councils and of course local and regional voluntary organisations and...Read more

A Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain

New Race Equality 2017 manifesto now launched. ROTA is one of 40 organisations involved.

Britain is at a crossroads on race equality, Brexit, immigration and identity. A coalition of race equality organisations has drawn up a plan to put fairness and equal life chances for Britain’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. So that we can all face future challenges together, equally.

See here to visit the website for A Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain Read more

ROTA Policy E-Newsletters re-launched

We are pleased to re-launch our Policy E-Newsletters. 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 would like to include or publicise something in our next issue, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at saifur@rota.org.uk or call 020 7697 4093.Read more

Jeremy Corbyn MP on Labour’s vision for Race Equality

Jeremy Corbyn

Watch Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn deliver his race equality and multiculturalism speech. He was speaking on 18th March 2017 in Birmingham Council House, at an event jointly hosted with the Runnymede Trust.

Read the full speech HERE .

This was the second in a leaders series, following Lib Dem leader Tim Farron. We aim to provide a platform for other party leaders to talk about their vision for race equality in due course.Read more

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