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..
Equality in Europe: Why Your Vote Counts
Monday 31st March 2014
Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB
4:00pm – 5:30pm EU Parliament and Elections Information Session
6:00pm-7:30pm MEP Candidate Hustings
Do you know that the EU Parliamentary elections are on 22nd May? Can you name a Scottish Member of European Parliament (MEP)? What’s the difference between the European Council and the Council of Europe?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
The European Parliament has been described as one of the most powerful legislatures in the world. Its work has a significant influence on UK and Scottish law, affecting the lives of everyone in Britain. So how come many of us know so little about it and the people that represent us at the EU level?
International Women's Day - 8 March 2014
Each year on the 8th March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. As UN Women explains, “International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Inspiring Change”. When we think of inspiration or inspiring women, we do not have to think much further than the women who are currently participating in CRER’s Political Shadowing Scheme.
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?