Press Release: February 2011
Carlene Firmin has prioritised young people for years.
At 27, she is now the youngest black woman to receive an MBE. She has also been listed as one of Britain's top 35 most powerful women under 35 by GLAMOUR Magazine.Read more
ROTA's policy work is evidence based in the sense that everything we do is informed by the views and real life experiences of BAME communities and the organisations that are set up to serve them. We collect this evidence through:Read more
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
Click HERE to listen to speeches from the event.Read more
In July 2008 ROTA launched the findings of the Building Bridges Project at a youth-led conference. The event highlighted the findings of a two-year youth led study into gangs and the use of weapons in London.
In April, the UCU Conference Unit saw the launch of the second phase of ROTA's Restoring Relations: Addressing Hate Crime through Restorative Justice and Cross-Sector Partnerships: a London Study. Over 100 people representing statutory bodies and Third Sector organisations from London and across the UK attended the event.
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
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
Click HERE to download the findings from the project groups with homeless individualsRead more