Coalition for Racial Equality & Rights

Promoting Good Relations: New Approaches, New Solutions



Friday 21st November 2014, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Glasgow City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

An important part of our work focuses on the Public Sector Equality Duties (PSED) and the Scottish Specific Duties. The PSED states that Scottish public authorities must have 'due regard' to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations amongst everyone.

It is “fostering good relations” that we have taken a particular interest in as it appears to be the aspect of the PSED that is most widely misunderstood or ignored altogether. For this reason we are hosting an all-day event on Friday 21 November to bring together people from the public and voluntary sector to discuss what constitutes fostering good race relations and how it can be taken forward.

This forthcoming conference by the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights tackles one of the most challenging aspects of the Public Sector Equality Duty - the duty to foster good relations. Chaired by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and with speakers including Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners’ Rights, Shona Robison MSP, community cohesion expert Professor Ted Cantle, Gudrun Petursdottir, founder of Intercultural Iceland and Kaliani Lyle,Scotland Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Join us for a day of ground-breaking debate, discussion and action.

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