Press Release: 7 July 2008
Given the recent tragic events in London a 2 year research project led by young people launches its findings on how to address gangs and the use of weapons in the capital.
On Monday 21st July, The Building Bridges Project (BBP), based at Race on the Agenda (ROTA), launches its evidence-based report and screens its DVD at a youth-led conference endorsed by leading political figures and Criminal Justice organisations.
Team leader, Carlene Firmin 24, who herself has been affected by gang violence says that:Read more
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.