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..
About the One Scotland Campaign
Scotland believes in equality for all. One Scotland celebrates the progress we’ve already made on equality whilst recognising the work still to be done to achieve a truly inclusive society. One Scotland embodies the inclusive society we want in Scotland, where equality and human rights are respected and every individual and minority group feels valued. Despite the great progress made to date, discrimination and prejudice do still exist in Scotland.
The Scottish Government continues to work hard to promote equality in Scotland, realising the full potential of human rights in all areas of life. On 6 November 6 2014 a new phase of the One Scotland campaign was launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Equalities.
St Andrew's Day March against Racism
Our Future Free from RacismSaturday 29th November 2014
Assemble: 10:30 am Glasgow Green
March off: 11:00am
Rally: 12 noon GFT, Rose Street
Once again the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights is delighted to work with the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) in promoting St Andrew's Day as a day which promotes and celebrates inclusion, tackles racism and brings people together.
Speakers include: June Minnery, STUC President, Aamer Anwar, Human Rights Lawyer, TRUE Colours, Anti-Racism in Schools Project and Colin Clark, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights.
Women, Race and Class
Selma James on ‘Women, Race and Class: The Fight for Real Equality’
Friday 28 November 2014
4pm, room 916, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow
Selma James is a women's rights and anti-racist campaigner and author of The Power of Women & the Subversion of the Community; Women, the Unions and Work, or What Is Not To Be Done; Sex, Race & Class; Marx and Feminism;Strangers & Sisters: Women, Race and Immigration and other studies and interventions.
In 1952 she wrote the classic 'A Woman’s Place', first published as a column in 'Correspondence', a bi-weekly newspaper written and edited by its readers with an audience of mainly working-class people. Unusually at the time, the newspaper had pages dedicated to giving women, young people and Black people an autonomous voice. James was a regular columnist and edited the Women's Page.