latest news & announcements

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 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

The event will feature...Read more

Book Launch: Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

Race on the Agenda and London Metropolitan University present the launch of Suman Fernando's latest book - Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology: Race Matters in Mental Health.

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

Event Agenda:

4:45 - 5:15 Registration/ Raffle ticket purchase* 5:15 - 5:30 Introduction by John Gabriel 5:30 - 6:00 Book reading and discussion by Suman Fernando 6:00 - 6:30 Response by Colin King and Yvonne Christie 6:...Read more

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

PPI campaign

If you’ve ever taken out a loan, mortgage, credit card, store card, or bought something on credit, such as a car, you may have been sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). If you think you have or have had PPI, you need to decide whether or not you want to complain.

There is a new deadline of 29 August 2019 to complain about the sale of a PPI policy. You will not be able to complain after this date.

The Financial Conduct Authority has all the information you need to make a decision about PPI. Visit ...Read more

Free two day Equality Act training on 19th & 26th Oct. 2017

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 19th Oct. 2017, 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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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