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For more than 50 years, we have worked tirelessly to build a Britain in which we all feel valued, enjoy equal opportunities, lead fulfilling lives, and share a common sense of belonging.
From broadening the curriculum to exposing the Windrush scandal, our work is rooted in challenging structural racism and its impact on our communities. Proudly independent, for over 50 years our authoritative research-based interventions have equipped decision makers, practitioners and citizens with the knowledge and tools to deliver genuine progress towards racial equality in Britain.
We are proud to work with partners as diverse as the communities we represent.
Access to the visual arts for Black and minority ethnic students in the UK.
Building Bridges is event designed to bring people together to connect and champion racial justice
An ambitious programme that seeks to generate the economic conditions under which everyone can thrive.
75% of women of colour have experienced racism at work, and 61% report changing themselves to ‘fit in’.
One of the world’s most popular websites, Wikipedia is a vital resource for people across the globe, yet marginalised communities remain underrepresented in terms of both entries and editors. Campaign groups and volunteers are working hard to address the imbalance, writes David Jesudason.Read blog post
Last week marked the start of Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM), a campaign founded in 2012 to showcase the positive contributions of Muslims and raise awareness of Islamophobia. Both ambitions are laudable, but they also betray a troubling truth about the pernicious nature of the experiences of the Muslim community in the UK in 2023, writes the Runnymede Trust’s Shabna Begum. IAM reminds us that we continually need to prove our lived reality of everyday discrimination and that the terms of our belonging requires us to regularly demonstrate our ‘added value’ to British society.Read blog post
Rather than proposing decisive action to tackle racial disparities, the recent Conservative and Labour party conferences merely provided vague promises and provocative statements. The Runnymede Trust’s Nannette Youssef reports.Read blog post
Fences & Frontiers aims to make London a welcoming, supportive and inspiring place to live for refugees and people seeking asylum, including by providing trips to green spaces in and around the capital. Writer Taran N Khan recently joined the charity on an evocative walk in Kew gardens, an experience that proved to be a ‘terrain of shared memories’.Read blog post
A partnership between the Runnymede Trust and Penguin Random House, the Lit in Colour programme helps schools to make the teaching and learning of English literature more inclusive. At its first teacher conference this summer, the Runnymede Trust’s Lesley Nelson-Addy spoke to Bernardine Evaristo, the renowned author of 10 books, including the bestselling novel Girl, Woman, Other, which won the Booker Prize in 2019 and made her the first writer with Black heritage to claim the award in its 50-year history. This is an edited extract from their interview.Read blog post
In his new book, Desi Pubs, award-winning journalist and beer writer David Jesudason travels across the UK, visiting more than 200 pubs run by British-South Asian landlords who have stamped their unique identities on their establishments. He speaks to Shafik Meghji about the history of these much-loved institutions, how they have become a great success story of multiculturalism, and the importance of mixed grills.Read blog post
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