The Runnymede Trust events, UK

‘Question Time Bradford’: Islamophobia in Britain by Equality & Diversity – University of Bradford

Twenty years after the Runnymede Trust’s influential and ground-breaking report on ‘Islamophobia: a challenge for us all’ (1997), a follow-up report asks what, if anything, has changed since then? Join us for a thought-provoking evening in which a number of panellists share their views on the issues highlighted by the report and consider recommendations for moving forward.

The evening will be driven by a question time format, with questions from the audience to a panel consisting of:

Scott Bisset – Chief Superintendent (Bradford) West Yorkshire Police

Kirsten England – Chief Executive, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Ali Jan Haider – Director of Strategic Partnerships at NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group

Aina J Khan – Freelance journalist and founding member of Speaker’s Corner

Omar Khan – Director, Runnymede Trust

The event will be chaired by Yunis Alam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, at the University of Bradford.

We would particularly like to hear from you and community or civic groups about how Islamophobia is being tackled across West Yorkshire and what support is needed to do this more effectively.

We’ll be taking questions and comments from the audience on the evening, but you can also send your questions in advance by emailing

This event is organised by the Race Equality Staff Forum and The Division of Sociology and Criminology, both at the University of Bradford


DATE AND TIME: Thu 8 February 2018 6pm-8pm


Norcroft Auditorium, University of Bradford

Richmond Road






How does austerity affect women’s health? 

An event to discuss the gendered impacts of austerity and what needs to be done to remedy them.

Feb 22nd, 6.30pm

The Engine Room, Runway East Moorgate, 10 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AF.

Speakers include Runnymede’s policy officer Kimberly McIntosh, Frances Scott (50:50), Emma Williams (Women’s Budget Group).


Young BME people and politics 

An event to discuss representation of young people in politics and policy-making.

Speakers include Runnymede’s policy officer Kimberly McIntosh.

Feb 20th, 6pm, Cttee Rm 14, Parliament.


Racial Justice & The New Economy: STIR Magazine Winter Launch by Open Project Night

STIR Magazine are collaborating with Impact Hub Brixton to launch the magazine during Open Project Night on 19 February 2018.

Marginalised workers and particularly those within Black, Asian and Latino communities are most likely to fall into precarious work and the first to be left behind by the rise of automation and the gig-economy. We’ll be asking: “Can current projects that aim to work as alternatives to neoliberalism also work for racial justice? And how can we mitigate the racialised impact of the precarious work through the way we organise?”

We’ll discuss if and why the co-operative movement is white-dominated, and how we can build alternative work spaces that embody racial justice principles. We’ll also think about how to use union structures and other organising methods to build power among precarious workers of colour, and what movement building strategies are needed to dismantle racism, classism, sexism and homophobia.

Join Economic Justice Organiser and STIR magazine author Gurpreet Bola and our panel — Runnymede Trust’s Director Omar Khan, Edge Fund Organiser Natasha Nkonde, Marissa Begonia from The Voice of Domestic Workers, and Claudia Turbet-Delof from United Voices of the World Union to explore how we can build alternatives to neoliberalism that work for everyone.



DATE AND TIME: Mon 19 February 2018, 6:30pm – 9:30pm


Impact Hub Brixton

Pop Brixton49 Brixton Station Road

Brixton Town Hall




Caribbean Students Conference 

Cambridge University SU us organising a one day conference for students of Caribbean descent.

A one day event aimed at raising the aspiration of students of Caribbean descent.

The conference is free and open to students of Caribbean descent in yrs 10, 11 or 12 studying at a state school/sixth form college in the UK. Students will have the chance to take part in academic sessions and hear from current students at top universities across the country. A session will also be run for parents and carers to provide an insight into how to best support young people as they progress through their education.

Click here to apply to attend the conference.

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