28 February, 2.00 – 5.00pm, HackneyIs 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, being held to follow the retrial into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, will debate these questions and seek to identify solutions to persistent and emerging inequalities faced by BAME children, young people and their families in Hackney today.It will be followed by ROTA’s AGM which will close at 6.00pm.

 

28 February, 2.00 – 5.00pm, The Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, London E8 3ND.

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, being held to follow the retrial into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, will debate these questions and seek to identify solutions to persistent and emerging inequalities faced by BAME children, young people and their families in Hackney today.

It will be followed by ROTA’s AGM which will close at 6.00pm.

 

Background

We have seen massive changes in the law and there is no doubt that progress has been made in addressing racism in our country. Greater proportions of BAME pupils are going on to higher level education, for example. However, these increased qualification levels are not translating into labour market and wealth outcomes with disproportionate numbers of BAME young people being un and under-employed. Nearly one in two young black people are unemployed, compared to one in eight of young people in general. We are not making the most of British talent.

 

Who will attend and what will happen

The seminar will start with a range of experts presenting their views on what needs to be done to progress race equality in key areas relevant to BAME children, young people and their families. The Chair will then facilitate a solutions-focused discussion with panellists and participants, including representatives of the voluntary, community and statutory sectors with roles and responsibilities relating to children and young people.

 

Who is involved

The seminar will be chaired by Diane Abbott MP.

Confirmed speakers and panellists include:

Dr Elizabeth Henry, Chief Executive, Race on the Agenda; Jake Ferguson, CEO, Hackney CVS;

Patrick Vernon, Chief Executive, Afiya Trust; Richard Stone, ROTA Patron; Superintendant Robert Jones, Acting Borough Commander, London Borough of Haringey; Rueben Tapper, Young Fathers Worker, Immediate Theatre; Sonia Khan, Head of Policy, Performance, Policy and Delivery, Chief Executive's Directorate, London Borough of Hackney; Steve Belk, Acting Chief Executive, the Learning Trust; Sir William Atkinson, Headteacher, Phoenix High School.

 

This webpage will be updated as additional speakers and panellists are confirmed.

 

How to book a place

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

There are still some places left at the seminars in Haringey on 29th February and Islington on 1st March.

To book your place at the Haringey seminar, click here.

To book your place at Islington seminar, click here.

To book your place to attend the AGM, click here.

This seminar by Hackney CVS and Race on the Agenda is part of a series being held across Hackney CVS logoLondon to coincide with the retrial into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

 

 

When
February 28th, 2012 from  2:00 PM to  6:00 PM