CORE COVID-19 Vaccine Event – 16 March 2021
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CORE COVID-19 Vaccine Event – 16 March 2021

On Tuesday March 16th, CORE in collaboration with Caribbean & African Health Network, held a national public event to engage the Black and Asian communities about COVID-19 vaccines.  Over 200 people across the UK attended the live event on zoom.  The event was aimed at addressing common themes from a series of community webinars in…

ROTA AGM 2018/19 and “Tackling Informal Exclusions” Conference
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ROTA AGM 2018/19 and “Tackling Informal Exclusions” Conference

On Monday 20th January 2020, ROTA held its Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2018/19 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.  Following our AGM, a special conference on "Tackling Informal Exclusions" saw over 70 people in attendance. Conference key note speakers included: Dan Rosenberg, Simpson Millar Solicitors – Dan is a Public Law Solicitor,…

Avocado+ Funders Den 2019 hailed as a great success
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Avocado+ Funders Den 2019 hailed as a great success

This year, the Avocado+ event was held in the prestigious surroundings of London’s Living Room at City Hall on 4th October 2019. The idea of the event was for six small Black, Asian, Minority-ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) charity and voluntary organisations to pitch their business ideas to the representatives of funding bodies assembled on the…

Active Lives, Healthy Minds – End of project conference
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Active Lives, Healthy Minds – End of project conference

Active Lives, Healthy Minds was a a three year (June 2016-2019) refugee-led mental health and wellbeing project in West London run by Race on the Agenda (ROTA) in partnership with Account Trust (Nepali community organisation), Network of Eritrean Women UK, Qoys Daryeel – Family Care (Somali community organisation), the Tamil Community Centre and Ilays. The…

ROTA AGM 2017/18 and “Brexit for BAME Britain?” conference
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ROTA AGM 2017/18 and “Brexit for BAME Britain?” conference

Following our Annual General 2017/18 on 22nd November, ROTA held a special conference on "Brexit for BAME Britain?"  The event saw the launch of our research briefing on the potential impacts of Brexit on Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.  The event was streamed live on twitter and our youtube channel. The conference was chaired by Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor…

Hardly Hard to Reach: We Are Having Our Say
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Hardly Hard to Reach: We Are Having Our Say

Hardly Hard to Reach: We Are Having Our Say – was the title of a major consultation event which took place on 12 June 2018 at CAIA’s Hayashen Centre.  Attended by over 50 people to express their views on the development and updating of Equality Objectives (EO) and Equality Delivery System (EDS), a statutory obligation designed…

Institutional Racism and the Mental Health Act Review conference
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Institutional Racism and the Mental Health Act Review conference

On 1st June, Suman Fernando and ROTA presented an Institutional Racism and the Mental Health Act Review conference, hosted at University of East London. The event showcased ways of counteracting institutional racism in mental health services by promoting culture-change in professional practice and safeguarding human rights of people who use mental health services or are caught up…

BMER Young People Together for Employment Rights
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BMER Young People Together for Employment Rights

More than a third of BMER workers in the UK have  faced bullying, abuse and racial discrimination by employers, while BMER young people in particular are much more likely to be underemployed and to find themselves in precarious employment (such as zero hours contracts) subject to short-notice hour-reductions. These worrying facts together with the fast-rise…

ROTA AGM 2016/17 and “Race, Identity and Belonging” Conference
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ROTA AGM 2016/17 and “Race, Identity and Belonging” Conference

On 26th February, we held our AGM for the financial year 2016/17 followed by "Race, Identity and Belonging" conference with over 50 people attended, despite the cold weather.  We were joined by Afua Hirsch, a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker of Ghanaian, English and Jewish heritage.  Afua spoke about Race Equality in the 21st century and…