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AVOCADO+ Accelerator Programme October 2019 – September 2020

The AVOCADO+ project is a two year collaboration between MONEY 4 YOUTH , RACE ON THE AGENDA , and BLACK FUNDRAISERS UK . This is an intensive and innovative programme that will improve the Sustainability, Fundraising Capabilities and Leadership of BAMER charities and social enterprises. APPLY NOW

Following the very successful Avocado pilot project (funded by the Tudor Trust) from September 2016 – August 2018, we are pleased to announce the...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

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 for Integration, Greater London Authority (GLA).

Watch the full conference here:

See the running order and speaker bios...Read more

Communicating about race equality

Race on The Agenda, Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) and The Runnymede Trust are working together to understand the communications capacity and needs of the race equality sector in London and to – hopefully – create more opportunities to collaborate on messaging on race equality.

We’re keen to hear not only from BAMER groups, but also those working on anti-racism agenda and race equality. We’ve created this short survey to gain a sense of capacity and we’d be really grateful if you could take 10 minutes to complete it. Feel free to circulate to any groups you work with...Read more

September 2018 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 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 December 2018, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at saifur@rota.org.uk...Read more

ROTA's and Race Equality Foundation's submission to the Mental Health Act Review 2018

ROTA's and Race Equality Foundation's submission to the Mental Health Act Review 2018. Following on from a wide consultation and our Institutional Racism and the Mental Health Act Review conference on 1st June 2018, hosted at University of East London. Read the submission HERE .

We would be grateful if you could show your support by signing up here, and tweeting #MHEquality #MentalHealth4AllRead 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

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