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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 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

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

Theresa May’s mental health act reform: Warm words but scant action

You may well have missed it under the Brexit deluge but Theresa May announced a major reform of the Mental Health Act this month – the first for 30 years.

She had commissioned Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London and president of the Royal Society of Medicine to examine the legal state of Britain’s mental health system.

His report came out earlier this month. Frankly it is full of warm words but proposes scant action and dumps the problem of better treatment for mental health patients on the NHS.

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