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.
In less than 24 hours time the polling stations will be open for business. For those who haven’t had their fill of referendum chatter, we’ve picked our 10 favourite articles about the EU Referendum, written by people of colour.
This week, I visited the Migration Museum Project’s new exhibition in Shoreditch. The exhibition, which opened at the beginning of June is a vivid and captivating collection of artworks and artefacts from the ‘Jungle’ camp of Calais, and beyond.
On Thursday 2nd June, local BAME activists, and community and business leaders met in Leeds to debate “Brexit: Should We Stay or Should We Go?”.
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.
THE EU Fundamental Rights Agency publish a practitioners guide to combating hate crime.
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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