REDBRIDGE EQUALITIES & COMMUNITY COUNCIL GENERAL MEETING
MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2018 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)
NEW HALL, GANTS HILL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
GUEST SPEAKERS ROBERT LAMB AND ALEX ROWLEY
You are welcome to attend the next General Meeting of Redbridge Equalities & Community Council. We looking forward to a presentation by the Autism Ambassadors. There are many people on the autistic spectrum but not much knowledge about it leading to institutions and individuals to fail to meet their needs. Raising awareness is so very important. Robert and Alex will tell us how the Ambassadors started, what it means to be on the autistic spectrum, the problems that arise and raise awareness about the things that are helpful and unhelpful. They will tell us about the great things the Ambassadors have achieved so far.
We will also be having a speaker from the council – Sarah Tranter or one of her colleagues - for our regular slot about current consultations which are taking place in the borough.
The entrance to the New Hall is at the back of the church in Ethelbert Gardens IG2 6UN, alongside the church car park which can be used by people attending the meeting. The Hall is accessible.
There will be light refreshments.
INVITATION TO REDBRIDGE EQUALITIES FORUM
MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2 – 4.30pm
NEW HALL, GANTS HILL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH (Entrance in Ethelbert Gardens, IG2 6UN. Accessible)
The forum seeks to bring organisations, professionals and activists in different equality strands together in order to:
· Exchange information and learn from each other
· Reduce barriers between communities – raising awareness, understanding and challenging myths
· Promote Equalities & Human Rights
· Lobby & Campaign to challenge inequalities
· Contribute to consultations by the council and other statutory bodies especially where they impact on equalities.
Our Guest Speakers will be William Durham and Craig Perryman from the London Team of Governors for Schools
Naturally they will be giving us a presentation about how to become a school governor, the role of a school governor and so forth.
You will note that the venue is the same is we have had in the past for the Forum but our office has moved to the address below – same phone number and e-mail.
Redbridge Equalities and Community Council
Room 203, 2nd Floor, Heraldic House
160-162 Cranbrook Road
Ilford, Essex IG1 4PE
Tel: 020 8551 8178
Please come and join us for our next up and coming General meeting on the
MONDAY 5TH MARCH 7.30pm
NEW HALL, GANTS HILL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH,
ETHELBERT GARDENS, IG2 6UN
The Lammy Review is an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System. It was led by David Lammy MP and commissioned by the Government under the then Prime Minister David Cameron. The Review makes disturbing reading, exposing inequalities in terms of how both suspects and victims of crime fair in the system.
We are very pleased to have Dr. Omar Khan, Director of the Runnymede Trust to speak to us about the Review and what should be done to change things for the better.
The New Hall is at the back accessible and there is a car park next to it.
Doors will open at 7pm and light refreshments will be available.
For further information ring 020-8551 8178 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Because of new legislation and regulations around data protection you need to tell us if it is alright for you to remain on our contact list and continue to receive notices about events organised by the RECC. So please let us know by e-mail or by letter to RECC Gants Hill United Reformed Church, 39 Woodford Avenue, Ilford Essex IG2 6UH. or when you come to our meeting. We need to know before 25 May 2018 at the very latest, when the new legislation comes into force.
Please come and join us at Race Equality Scorecard RECC General Meeting promoting Equality a Tonight Monday 20th November 2017
How equal are Black & Ethnic Minority people in Redbridge? Is the situation improving or getting worse? Farah Elahi, who has been researching for the Runnymede Trust, will speak to us about key indicators with regards to Education, Employment, Housing, Health, Criminal justice, Civic participation and support for the BME voluntary sector and how different ethnic groups are doing. This work will soon be published by Runnymede along with the same exercise in Kingston and Croydon. The same thing was piloted in these three boroughs in 2013 so we can see if there are any significant changes.
Redbridge Equalities & Community Council has provided a commentary on Farah’s results which will be included in the publication.
Come and join us !
20th November 2017
(7:30pm – 9:00pm)
Venue and Car park
Gants Hill United Reformed Church
Ilford, IG2 6UN.
Disabled access and Car park.
Doors open 7 pm.
Light refreshments will be available
For further information ring 020-8551 8178 or e-mail email@example.com
Redbridge Against Hate -Hate Crime Awareness Week Event 16th October 2017
NATIONAL HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK EVENT
MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 1-5pm
VINE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, RICHES ROAD, ILFORD, IG1 1JH
Did you know that over the last year there were 578 hate crimes reported to the police? That is up 17.5% on the previous year. That is the tip of the iceberg. Many people do not report to the police or to any other body.
But what is a hate crime? It is a crime motivated by prejudice against a particular group of people. Imagine you are shouted at, threatened, hit, beaten up, had a brick through your window, your house set on fire because of the colour of your skin, the country you were born in, where your parents were born, the language you speak, you are a migrant or refugee, because you are in a wheelchair, cannot see very well, have difficulty speaking, hearing, seeing, have a mental health problem or learning difficulty, because you are gay or a lesbian or Trans.... These are hate crimes.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week happens every year to draw attention to the menace of hate crime. It runs from Sunday 15th October launched in St. Pauls Cathedral.
Victim Support and Redbridge Equalities & Community Council have joined forces to organise this event at the United Reformed Church for people in Redbridge to learn about hate crime, how to report it, what can be done about it, maybe to offer your help or because you need advice yourself. There will be a film, speakers and stalls. Speakers will include Councillor Bob Littlewood, David Landau from Redbridge Equalities & Community Council and Matt Hale who will do a presentation on the Self Evident App which people can use to report hate crime.
For further information please contact Boryana Smilenova at Victim Support on 020-8555 8254 or firstname.lastname@example.org or David Landau at Redbridge Equalities & Community Council on 020-8551 8178 or email@example.com