Black and minority ethnic voluntary and community sector coalition receive Government feedback on race equality

Posted on Tue 22 Mar 2011

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The Race Equality Foundation recently joined the Coalition of BME VCS organisations to receive feedback from Andrew Stunell, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Lead Minister for Race Equality, on their shared position statement on race equality.

The position statement was produced in October 2010 in response to a request from the Department for Communities and Local Government to:

  • inform the Government's development of a race equality strategy
  • affirm a collective commitment to work with the Government to reduce racial inequalities.

The paper represents a starting point for discussions between the Coalition and the Minister, highlighting 20 key priorities for the promotion of race equality across UK society on issues including health, education, employment and political engagement.

Read the Position statement on race equality.

The Race Equality Foundation is working alongside many of the UK's leading black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations within the Coalition, including:

  • Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG)
  • Council for Ethnic and Minority Voluntary Organisations (CEMVO)
  • Coalition for Racial Justice UK
  • Equanomics UK
  • Friends, Families and Travellers
  • JUST West Yorkshire
  • MENTER – BME network for the Eastern Region
  • Operation Black Vote (OBV)
  • Race on the Agenda (ROTA)
  • Runnymede Trust
  • Voice4Change England

Further developments on this work will be here outlined shortly or watch out for updates on Twitter at #raceequality2011.