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Improving Education for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Young People

A Conference of the CARJ Traveller Support Network Wednesday 20 June 2018 (11:30 – 3:30) CARJ, 9 Henry Rd, London N4 2LF Despite serious efforts to overcome poverty and inequality, we remain a divided and unequal society, and too often young people from marginalised communities have to struggle to realise...

Improving Education for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Young People

A Conference of the CARJ Traveller Support Network Wednesday 20 June 2018 (11:30 – 3:30) CARJ, 9 Henry Rd, London N4 2LF Despite serious efforts to overcome poverty and inequality, we remain a divided and unequal society, and too often young people from marginalised communities have to struggle to realise...

CARJ Welcomes the Interim Statement of the UN Rapporteur on Racism

CARJ made a submission to the UN Rapporteur on Racism Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume who recently finished her visit to the UK. During her visit, we also participated in a round table event where she discussed issues with NGO’s (non governmental organisations). She has now completed her visit to the UK and...

Troubles faced by the Windrush Generation: Paper by CARJ

The Windrush Generation – A Historical Footnote Prior to the 18th Century, the modern concept of nationality did not exist.  During the long years of Empire and Commonwealth the status of ‘British subject’ was held by people of different races and cultures, living in different parts of the world and...

National day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that a national day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will take place on 22 April every year. It came as the family of the black teenager attended the 25th anniversary memorial of his death the service at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. The 18-year-old was stabbed to...

Theresa May says victims of Windrush scandal will get compensation

Theresa May says the UK government will do whatever it takes to resolve the ‘anxieties and problems’ that people of the Windrush generation have endured, and has offered compensation were appropriate. read more here The Home Office has set up a dedicated web page to help Commonwealth citizens confirm their status...

Long-term Commonwealth-born UK residents declared “illegal immigrants”

A number of long term commonwealth born UK residents now face job losses, destitution, denial of health services and even deportation because they arrived in the 1950s and 1960s and were never formally naturalised or have no documents to prove their status. One such person is Michael Braithwaite, who arrived in Britain from...

BBC to air ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech by Enoch Powell

On Saturday April 14th and for first time on UK radio, Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech will be read in full on BBC Radio 4 by actor Ian McDiarmid. The BBC has defended this controversial decision which some have criticised as an "incitement to racial hatred" and a 'normalisation of racism'....

March Against Racism 2018- Saturday 17th March

  The UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was inaugurated in 1966 to commemorate the 1960 Sharpeville massacre which saw 69 anti-apartheid  protestors killed and 178 wounded for taking to the streets against the regime’s racist pass laws. In commemorating the massacre, the  UN General Assembly called...