Past events

Seminar series: Shaping the future: Race and racism in 21st century Britain

Shaping the future event
February - March 2012

In partnership with Tower Hamlets CVS, the Osmani Trust, Hackney CVS, the Selby Centre and Islington BAME CVS, this seminar series has now been successfully delivered.

Through the series, over 200 representatives from the voluntary, community, statutory and private sectors considered the broad questions: “Is there an elephant in the room? If we live in a post-racial society, why do certain ethnic groups continue to experience disadvantage? This seminar series was launched in November 2011 at the House of Lords to coincide with the retrial into the murder of...Read more

Exploring the fault line - issues at the intersection of criminal justice and mental health

ROTA meeting
July 2011

Over 80 delegates from across the mental health sector and criminal justice system descended on Coin Street Community Centre on 21 July to contribute to a discussion on Exploring the fault line - issues at the intersection of criminal justice and mental health.

The event, joint-hosted by ROTA and Action for Advocacy, brought together experts, including policymakers, practitioners, academics, BAME voluntary sector representatives and professionals, to share thoughtful ideas on key concerns, gaps in service delivery and potential areas of opportunity.

Speakers Simon...Read more

Launch of the Transformative Justice Project

TJP event
March 2009

On March 11th 2009, ROTA launched its Transformative Justice Project with an evening reception at the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

The event had a focus on the 10 year anniversary of the Macpherson Inquiry, with high profile speakers sharing their positions on areas ranging from the value of restorative justice, hate crime in schools to the changing face of institutionalised racism. This will go on to inform the work of ROTA's 4 year Transformative Justice Project

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ROTA's 10th year anniversary event

ROTA's 10th year anniversary event
March 2008

Greater London Action on Race Equality (GLARE) transformed into Race on the Agenda in April 1997, after 11 years of operation, ROTA was officially launched in November that year. In March 2008, ROTA hosted an event to celebrate its 10th year in operation.Read more

Hidden Dimensions of BAME Homelessness Conference

Hidden Dimensions of Homelessness' conference
December 2007

In December, ROTA hosted the 'BAME Hidden Dimensions of Homelessness' conference. The event presented evidence-based policy recommendations from ROTA's Equal funded project. The study examined barriers to homeless services and service needs of BAME homeless individuals and links between mainstream homeless and BAME organisations.

Click HERE to download the final report

Click HERE to download the findings from interviews with homeless individuals

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Working for Equality '07 event report

HEAR event attendees
October 2007

In October 2007, HEAR and Capacitybuilders brought together over 100 representatives of third and public sector organisations, working across equality strands, at Working for Equality 2007. This information and networking event informed and consulted on a number of significant developments affecting the work of agencies supporting equality organisations in the third sector.

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