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Training Talks & Forums & having your say

An  essential and vital part of our work  is to  build  awareness, campaign  and influence change to tackle inequality, prejudice and discrimination in all its forms.

We do this by delivering training, talks, conferences, forums  and taking part in events and encouraging people to  take part in events that speak to a wide audience such as: 

Hate Crime Talks and Conferences which seek to educate, inform and tackle hate crime in our society. together as one community focused on eliminating hate.   

We host conferences  and talks  during National Hate Crime Awareness Week each year, to draw attention to the menace of hate crime. 

This year, Victim Support and Redbridge Equalities & Community Council  joined forces to organise an event in Ilford for people in Redbridge to learn about hate crime, how to report it, what can be done about it and offer help and advice. 

Show Racism the Red Card organises an event for schools in Redbridge each year, and we are part of a 'question time' panel, answering questions from the pupils present.

Hate Crime Training to build knowledge and skills to help people who are victims of hate crime  and tackle the under-reporting and under-recording of such  crimes in our society. The training is available for statutory and voluntary organisations and community groups.  

Anti Bullying and Hate Crime Assemblies  are a vital part of educating young people  on why they should not bully or hate someone because they are different. Every year we go into  schools  facilitating anti-bullying assemblies  for all year groups - influencing and changing perception of children to to treat each other equally, fairly, build mutual trust and respect for each other and to give  children and teachers  the  tools on how  to tackle bullying and or hate abuse whether it's in the playground or on social media. 

Our Equalities Forum seeks to bring organisations, professionals and activists in different equality strands together to:

• Exchange information and learn from each other

• Reduce barriers between communities – raising awareness, understanding and challenging myths

• Promote equalities and human rights

• Lobby and campaign to challenge inequalities

• Contribute to consultations by the council and other statutory bodies especially where they impact on equalities.

If you would like to attend the next Equalities Forum please contact us Tel No. 0208 551 8178 or email  office1@redbridgeequalities.org.uk

Local Forums


Did you know that there is an opportunity for you to raise questions with the Leader of Redbridge Council, other councillors and senior officers about issues that affect you and that Redbridge Council needs to address?  The council runs a Local Forum where you can have your say.

We at Redbridge Equalities & Community Council want to make sure that ALL can have a voice.  So we are encouraging you to make your voices heard and to tell people in your community about the local forums so that they can come along. 

At the Forums the leader of the Council - Councillor Jaz Atwal – will answer questions, some submitted in advance some from the floor.  The Forum takes place about once a month.  In order to make the Local Forum accessible across Redbridge it takes place in a different part of the borough about once a month

The next Forums are:

Wednesday 19 July 2017, 6.30-8.30pm at William Torbitt Primary School, Eastern Avenue, Ilford, IG2 7SS

Monday 11 September 2017, 6.30-8.30pm at Loxford Youth Centre, Loxford Lane, Ilford IG1 2UT

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 6.30-8.30pm at Wanstead House, 10-12 Selworthy Close, London E11 2TE.

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 2.00-4.00pm at the Karasmar Centre, 400 High Road, Ilford IG1 1TL.

Monday 22 January 2018, Prospect Hall, 28-42 Prospect Road, Woodford Green, IG8 7NA from 6.30 to 8.30pm

Monday 26 February 2018, Redbridge Institute, Gaysham Avenue, Essex IG2 6TD from 6.30 to 8.30pm

Monday 14 March 2018, Valentines High School, Cranbrook Road, IG2 6HX from 6.30-8.30pm

We will put information up about later forums when the details are available.

To find out more about the Local Forum you can click on this link



Having a Voice  in Health, Education and  Justice

Do you want to have a voice to be heard about health and education in Redbridge?  Do you think it is important that our criminal justice system is truly just and is being administered fairly, with insight and understanding?

As an equalities organisation we are concerned to ensure that all groups in our community have a voice and bring their perspectives to all areas that shape our lives.  As one of the Council’s Strategic Partners we are also charged with increasing representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) on school governing bodies and Patient Participation Group and as magistrates.  If you are interested in getting involved in one of these, or another area of representation, or you think that people in your organisation might want to be involved then please get in touch.  Our contact details are below.  We can help you individually or maybe we can come and speak to your group about this.. Telephone 020 8551 8178 or email office1@redbridgeequalities.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

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