Welcome to the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)
Formerly known as Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance (GARA), CRER is focussed on helping to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and in promoting racial justice across Scotland. Over the years CRER has had a key role in advocating, campaigning and influencing developments to promote racial equality. It has been effective in responding to a broad range of interests needed to make an impact upon deep rooted issues and respond to the needs of communities. CRER has experience of anti-racist work covering areas such as youth empowerment, community engagement, pioneering research as well as helping to mainstream race equality across the public sector in Scotland..
Positive Action in Scotland
CRER Annual Symposium marking the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Friday 21st March 2014, 9.30am
IET Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB
Despite almost four decades of race equality legislation, minority ethnic communities are still experiencing substantial employment gaps. Positive action could help to address these gaps, but are organisations in Scotland making the most of the positive action powers they have?
This panel symposium marking the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will explore a range of perspectives on how positive action can be used to ensure fairer representation for minority ethnic communities in Scotland.
- Positive action and British law – How can organisations make the most of the powers granted by the Equality Act 2010?
UN Anti-Racism Day rally
A day of action has been called for across Europe on 22 March to coincide with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racism.
11.00am, Saturday 22 March 2014. Assemble George Square, Glasgow.
In their statement, the organisers of the Glasgow event say: "With eyes on the European Parliamentary elections in May parties in most countries of the right, centre and even the traditional left are allowing politics and the media to be dominated by racism and xenophobia. Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism and the scapegoating of minorities, immigrants, Roma, Black and Asian Communities, have become the norm.
Census 2011With the publication of data from the 2011 Census in Scotland, the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights has provided a series of publications presenting breakdowns of ethnicity in:
- Scottish Health Boards,
- Scottish Local Authority areas,
- Glasgow's Scottish Parliamentary Region and Constituencies
- Glasgow City Council's 21 multi-member wards.