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ROTA welcomes new Chief Executive

Andy Gregg joins Race on the Agenda in January 2013 as Chief Executive, after a period working as a consultant with a number of voluntary organisations.

He was Chief Executive of the Charities Evaluation Service between September 2010 and the summer of 2012, and before that held the same role at LASA.

Andy said: “I am really looking forward to working with ROTA. It is an organisation that I have long admired. There is currently an increasing attack on the whole Equalities agenda. ROTA will play a key role with our partners in resisting these attacks and at the...Read more

Tamil oral history project exhibition dates extended

For those who were unable to make it to the Tamil oral history project exhibition at Hounslow Library, we are delighted to announce that the Tamil Community Centre will be hosting the project exhibition between 28 January and 8 February.

The exhibition will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Tamil Community Centre, Hounslow. The exhibition will be closed on Wednesdays.

York House, 1 York Road Hounslow Middlesex TW3 1LA

For further information, please contact ryan@rota.org.uk or 020 8570 7750...Read more

Open letter: Race Equality Duty

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 December 2012

In a response to Mrs Lawrence and Dr Richard Stone’s letter about the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty the Welsh Government clearly sets out their position. Read the response letter here .

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Open letter: Race Equality Duty

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 November 2012

Doreen Lawrence OBE and Dr Richard Stone OBE, supported by ROTA and other members of the BME VXS coalition sent this open letter detailing their concerns about the Governments early review of the Public Sector Equality Duty. Read the open letter here .

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Free Schools: Free to continue?

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 November 2012

The Coalition Government has widely promoted free schools as part of a process to eradicate unequal opportunities. Findings from Race on the Agenda (ROTA) suggest that participation from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (BAME), who are amongst some of the most acutely disadvantaged in education, is notably lacking.

Free schools opening in deprived urban areas are not enrolling pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds at the same rate as other local schools. Although BAME...Read more

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