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March 2020 ROTA Policy E-Newsletter

Read the latest March edition of our Policy E-Newsletter now available HERE . This is our quarterly newsletter full of information about our work, our partners/supporters and what is happening around the sector in relation to race equality.

If you have something you would like to include and publicise in our next issue, scheduled for May 2020, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at saifur@...Read more

Report arguing the case for refugee-led mental health services

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2020

Hardly Hard to Reach: towards refugee-led service provision is the newly released report detailing findings from Race On The Agenda ’s (ROTA) three-year Active Lives, Healthy Minds project.

The project assisted partnership organisations and the community members they support in developing holistic, intersectional projects and activities to support their mental health and wellbeing in a culturally sensitive and non-stigmatising way.

The project supported...Read more

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 night – in a similar style to the BBC TV programme the Dragon’ Den. The organisation with the presentation that appealed to the panel of funders the most, would be awarded a package of assistance.

The event was hosted by the Deputy Mayor...Read more

September 2019 ROTA Policy E-Newsletter

Read the latest September edition of our Policy E-Newsletter now available HERE . This is our quarterly newsletter full of information about our work, our partners/supporters and what is happening around the sector in relation to race equality.

If you have something you would like to include and publicise in our next issue, scheduled for November 2019, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at...Read more

New Research: Mind the Gap: Choice, opportunity and access in Higher Education for UK-domiciled BAME students

Since 2018, ROTA has been researching student choice and disadvantage in Higher Education with reference to UK domiciled BAME students. In May 2019, the Augar Review of Higher Education was published. ROTA’s full report, containing a Commentary on the Augar Review.

In response to the Augar Review, ROTA is concerned that:

Reducing the fee level to £7,500 is unlikely to be a major influencer of student choice. Lowering fees is not the whole picture in the student decision-making process. Students make choices based on other factors: l ocation of university,...Read more

The Coalition of Race Equality Organisations send an open letter to the Home Secretary “Priti Patel please don’t politicise the police”

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ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 23 August 2019

The Coalition of Race Equality Organisations send an open letter to the Home Secretary “Priti Patel please don’t politicise the police”

A coalition of 20 race equality organisations has sent an open letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel.

The letter reads …

“We the undersigned wish to express our grave concerns regarding the recent announcements by Home Secretary Priti Patel on the 3rd and 11th August 2019, that have removed the enhanced Section 60...Read more

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 project was funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and aims to improve mental health and the wellbeing of members of the Eritrean, Nepalese, Somali and Tamil communities.

On the 27th of June 2019, we concluded our Active...Read more

Journey to Justice exhibition 15th April - 10th June 2019

The Journey to Justice Islington multimedia exhibition is hosted by Resource for London on Holloway Road from 15th April to 10th June 2019 with an associated free public events programme, also at other locations across the borough with various partner organisations, including talks, walks, film screenings, creative workshops, storytelling and more.

The exhibition explores how advances in the protection of rights are hard won and cannot be taken for granted. Taking inspiration from the US Civil Rights movement, UK and...Read more

March 2019 ROTA Policy E-Newsletter

Read the latest March edition of our Policy E-Newsletter now available HERE . This is our quarterly newsletter full of information about our work, our partners/supporters and what is happening around the sector in relation to race equality.

If you have something you would like to include and publicise in our next issue, scheduled for June 2019, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at saifur...Read more

Race equality coalition calls on the government to share plans for responding to racism post-Brexit

CORE a coalition of race equality organisations from across the UK met on 18 February to reflect on the state of racism in Britain today, and how we as a society are responding to it.

With 29th of March deadline fast approaching, CORE is calling on the government to share its plan for responding to racism post-Brexit. Although we recognise that there were varied reasons why people voted to leave, and there is a need to bridge the division over the European referendum, we cannot ignore the murder of the MP Jo Cox during the campaign, the rise in hate crime that followed the...Read more

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