Even though we would like to think it outdated, racial discrimination still happens every day, and it is up to the people and the government to not ignore it and to continue to fight it.
One organisation that is certainly doing its best to fight racism is the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
CERD is asking other race equality organisations who are interested in finding out more about CERD to attend a consultation event as part of their Tell the World project. The consultation will take place on 1st March and will include an information session on the process of the organisation and discussions on racial discrimination issues.
The event is meant to provide an opportunity for racial equality groups to make their views known to the UN on issues that minority and black ethnic communities in the UK must face. There will also be a training session on CERD and how NGOs can get involved. Discussion topics will include equality legislation and issues relating to racial discrimination and policy.
This and other consultation events throughout the UK will eventually produce a shadow report, which will reflect the issues UK race equality organisations are most concerned about. It will also showcase racial discrimination issues that most affect black and minority ethnic communities. This report will then be given to CERD, in order to make suggestions on the issues CERD should raise during its government examination.
It’s necessary to say that the consultation is essentially giving smaller groups the opportunity to potentially influence the government’s race equality policies in the future. The event will begin at 10:30 am and end at 4:30 pm at the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund at County Hall.
More information visit www.runnymedetrust.org