HEAR Pan-Equality Hate Crime Network: Charities Challenging Hate Crime – 2 August 2017

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Date: 2 August 2017
Location: Real DPO, Jack Dash House , 2 Lawn House Close, E14 9YQ
Cost: free

Working with Hate Crime Awareness Week colleagues and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, HEAR invite London-based charities and statutory partners to Charities Challenging Hate Crime.

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Discrimination Law Association: Annual Conference – 3 November 2017

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Date: 3 November 2017
Location: Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

The DLA invites anyone interested in discrimination law, including lawyers, advice workers, trade unionists, students and campaigners to their 2017 annual conference on ‘the place of gender in equality law’ (pdf).

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ROTA training on using the Equality Act – 6 and 13 March 2017


Race on the Agenda (ROTA):  Using the Equality Act 2010 for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities.

Date: 6 March 2017 (Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010) / 13 March 2017 (Using the Public Sector Equality Duty)
Location: N7, London
Cost: free for London-focused organisations; no-shows will be charged £30.

To book your place, please complete the online booking form.

For more information on this course, please email poornima@rota.org.uk or call 020 7697 4066.

APPG on Charities and Volunteering: Volunteering in Later Life – 27 February 2017

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering: Volunteering in Later Life

Date: 27 February 2017, 4pm – 6pm
Location: Committee Room 19, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA
Cost: free

Britain’s ageing population has resulted in a growing number of people keen to stay engaged with their community after retirement. This meeting will look at some of the projects already running that support volunteering in later life, and will explore what more we can do to encourage people to take social action after they have left the workplace.

Register for this meeting.


  • Katy Owen, Head of Centre for Social Action & Evaluation, Office for Civil Society, on their new £4m in funding for over-50s volunteering;
  • Kim Roberts, Senior Campaigns Officer, Charities Aid Foundation, speaking about CAF’s plans for an after-career advice service;
  • Oonagh Aitken, Chief Executive, Volunteering Matters, talking about their Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP), a project that supports collaborative volunteering in later life; and
  • Dan Jones, Director of Innovation & Change, Centre for Ageing Better, on their recent report into the health and social benefits of contributing to your community in later life.

Just Fair event: Bringing Economic and Social Rights Home – 8 February 2017

Just Fair

Just Fair is hosting an event on Bringing Economic and Social Rights Home on 8 February 2017 from 6.00 pm at the Houses of Parliament.

Nine months after the UK received 60 very specific recommendations from the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and three months before the third UN Universal Periodic Review of the UK, this event will give the opportunity to discuss the importance of economic and social rights and how to implement them most effectively in the UK.

The event is hosted by Kate Green MP and chaired by Jamie Burton, Chair of Just Fair.

Discrimination Law Association AGM – 6 February 2017

Discrimination Law Association

The Discrimination Law Association is holding its AGM on 6 February 2017 from 6.00 pm at 7br chambers, 7 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BS.

The advert for the event is as follows:

“We are very delighted to announce that David Isaac CBE, recently appointed Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has agreed to be our guest speaker. David will be speaking on the subject of “the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in a changing environment” and will be happy to take questions afterwards – it promises to be a fascinating talk.

David is a partner at law firm Pinsent Masons and was previously Chair of Stonewall from 2003 to 2012.  He is also Chair of Modern Art Oxford, a Director of the Big Lottery Fund and a Trustee of 14-18 Now.  David was awarded a CBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to equality and diversity.

It will help us very much in planning numbers of ballot papers and glasses of wine if you will let us know if you are able (or unable) to attend.  Please RSVP to info@discriminationlaw.org.uk.

Non-members are welcome to attend this event but only DLA members will be eligible to vote (NB. one vote only per membership).

Wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be provided.

The conference room at 7br has wheelchair access, cloakroom facilities and an induction loop for those with disabilities.  If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for this meeting, for example information in large print or electronic copies, please contact Chris Atkinson at the DLA office.”