San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Lord Herman Ouseley, former Chair, Commission for Racial Equality
Rachel Zaltzman, Head of EHRC Human Rights and Respect Programme
Barbara Cohen, Former UK NGO delegate to CERD
Baroness Thornton (Labour Party)
Lester Holloway (Liberal Democrat Party)
Zehra Zaidi (Conservative Party)
Why we are raising this issue in the run-up to next year's election
The UK signed the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination but has been criticised for inequalities and discrimination faced by Roma, Gypsies and Irish travellers and the disproportionate use of stop and search powers. Also, significant changes have weakened legal protections afforded by the Equality Act and the Equality & Human Rights Commission’s core duty to promote good race relations.
With ethnic minorities facing hurdles when accessing health, housing and education, together with their lack of political engagement in formal structures, how do the UK political parties propose to progress the race equality agenda? Leading authorities and representatives of major political parties will debate the best way forward for the UK.
Note: The meeting starts at 7pm and will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting which starts at 6.30pm. All are welcome. Please enter parliament through the Cromwell Gate entrance and allow 20 minutes to pass through security