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ROTA Statement on Black Lives Matter

Race on the Agenda stands in lockstep solidarity with the Black community and millions of others across the world who are organising and demonstrating for racial justice, following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

We are campaigning for transformative changes to the systemically racist policing, which infects both the US and the UK. We are also calling for urgent and decisive action to dismantle the wider aspects of structural racism that still blight so many Black people’s lives in so many different ways.

Read our full statement...Read more

Covid19 Relief Art

We at ROTA are proud to support Art & Co . - the world’s largest online auction to raise funds to help those affected by the coronavirus contagion, run out of London. The auction closes on June 27, 7pm.

42 artists have joined seven charities to fight the seen and unseen effects of the coronavirus: domestic violence, illnesses and mental health. If you care. Be there.

Grab the Monet and Let's Gogh at

See some of the paintings from the...Read more

ROTA & Runnymede Trust: Policy Officer vacancy

Due to the volume of applications for our Policy Officer vacancy, we are rescheduling the planned interview date (15.06.20) and will be in touch with selected candidates with a new date. Thank you for all your applications and your patience.

The Runnymede Trust and Race on the Agenda (ROTA) are looking to hire a joint Policy Officer.

Salary Grade: £25,000 - £27,000 depending on experience.

Conditions: This role will be located 3 days per week at the Runnymede Trust and 2 days at ROTA, with Runnymede as the primary...Read more

CORE writes to Health Secretary to address the recent review into the racial disproportionality of COVID-19 deaths

CORE have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock to address the recent review by Public Health England into the racial disproportionality of COVID-19 deaths.

They argue that the government-commissioned report tells us what we already know - that BAME individuals and their communities are more likely to die from COVID-19. However, what CORE finds disappointing, is that the report contains no recommendations about what should be done about this emerging national tragedy.

CORE supports demands for a full public enquiry into this issue and believe that only a comprehensive...Read more

Race Equality organisations write to Education Secretary demanding that the Dfe step in to ensure objectivity in grading, after exam cancellations


Race Equality organisations write to Education Secretary demanding that the Dfe step in to ensure objectivity in grading, after exam cancellations

For the last month a number of race equality organisations and academic experts have been in contact with the Education Secretary expressing concerns about grading and assessments in light of the cancellation of exams.

Today Race on the Agenda (ROTA) writes again to Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson asking...Read more

Andy Gregg to retire as CEO of ROTA in August

After seven years as head of ROTA Andy Gregg has announced that he will be retiring at the end of August. Ali Ahmed, ROTA’s Chair during this period said “Regrettably I am sorry to announce Andy’s departure from ROTA. Andy continued to build our work on put race equality at the centre of the policy agenda, he helped expand our partnerships and collaboration with front line BAMER communities. Since taking office as a ROTA CEO in 2010, Andy developed the organisation and commitment to challenging all forms of racism. We will miss him and wish him all the best.”

ROTA’s Board of...Read more

CORE statement: Trevor Phillips’ involvement in the review to examine the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths within BAME communities

13 CORE members, and 4 non-CORE organisations wrote a statement that was sent to Public Health England, regarding Trevor Phillips’ prominent involvement, in the review examining the disproportionate number of BAME deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Read the statement HERE .

Read the reply received from Public Health England...Read more