CARJ Press Release – Following the AGM
The CARJ Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 3 November 2018 at St Thomas More Church, 9 Henry Rd, London N4 2LH (11:00 – 4:00). Participants included members and friends of CARJ from the UK and nine visitors from India.
CARJ has identified a number of vulnerable groups who need support in our complex and changing world. They include:
- Migrants, refugees, victims of trafficking and EU citizens in the wake of Brexit
- Young people struggling to achieve their full potential
- Muslim and Jewish groups who may be victims of Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism
- All victims of hate crime.
- Families in de-industrialised areas who feel ‘left behind’
- Black and minority ethnic groups in the criminal justice system
- Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
- Those who suffer caste discrimination in the UK
With these groups and the wider social context in mind, the AGM initiated a conversation about a vision and strategy for the future. This conversation will continue during the coming months. Local groups are invited to participate, and CARJ has produced a background paper to aid the process. The paper, Equality and Community: A Review of Recent Papers and Reports, attempts to summarise the current situation in the UK and the challenge we all face. The Paper is available from the link ReviewEqualCom.CARJ2018LHFin (1)