The UK Race and Europe Network (UKREN) is a network of local and national organisations across Great Britain and Northern Ireland that work to combat race discrimination within a European context. It does this through sharing information between members and co-ordinating action on race equality issues. It aims to provide policy makers with a UK civil society perspective on European race equality issues and to encourage a positive public debate on race in Europe. Membership is open to organisations in the UK who fight racism and promote race equality. It is free to join.
Byron Hamburgers Limited’s decision to call staff into work under the guise of a training session, and to then promptly shop them all to the Home Office has been met with wide-reaching public outcry.
Post-Brexit, many people, especially those who are less likely to be the targets of incidents of racism and xenophobia are asking: “what can I do to help?”.
Rights Watch UK’s new landmark report (‘Preventing Education’) sheds light on the disturbing impact of one pillar of the UK government’s ‘counter-terrorism’ policy: Prevent.
The UK will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in August 2016. A number of NGOs (including UKREN) have worked together under the Runnymede Trust's leadership, to produce a shadow report. This can be downloaded here.
In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. We have put together our top picks from this year's programme!
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) will publish its report on Islamophobia and women tomorrow (Thursday 26th May).
The UK's BAFTA (British Academy Television Awards) last night boasted the most 'diverse' line-up the organisation has ever seen, according to BAFTA Chair Anne Morrison.
On 2nd June 2016, Just West Yorkshire and the UK Race Europe Network (UKREN) held an EU Referendum panel discussion- Should We Stay or Should We Go?- at Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds. We wanted to focus on issues important to BME communities and young people from a social justice and anti-racist perspective to counter the mainly partisan tenor of the public debate thus far.
Watch our three minute video on what Europe means to these Black and Ethnic Minority people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyO6znRzru4. And if you only have one minute, here's our trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gq4RlOVjFo. Please share the videos if you like them.
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