Research Analyst vacancy

Runnymede and the Centre for Labour and Social Studies are looking to hire a Research Analyst to work on a joint project between our organisations.

The role will involve using quantitative methods to explore issues of race, class and housing in London, including the issue of ‘gentrification’. This is a full time role on a one-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of extension depending on further funding.

If you are passionate about race equality and social justice, and have the appropriate research analysis skills, you can download the full job description and learn how to apply via the Runnymede website.

Forced deportations resumed

Runnymede staff joined a demonstration against the forced deportation of 50 people to Jamaica last month.

Many of those scheduled to be on board had been in Britain from a young age, had settled status and/ or families in the UK. All would have already served sentences for their crimes.

The charter flight still went ahead, however dozens of people were pulled off last-minute on a technicality.

To understand why this form of forced deportation is unjust and what you can do to help, read this Race Matters blog written by Zita Holbourne, National Chair of BARAC UK.

Our Director Dr Omar Khan is quoted in this Guardian article on the same subject.

Runnymede in the press

The personal cost of 'debating' racism

Our Senior Policy Officer Kimberly McIntosh is quoted extensively in this piece on Metro.co.uk about the impact on BME commentators asked to prove the existence of racism, or debate those with racist beliefs.

Citizenship and BME people

Our Deputy Director Dr Zubaida Haque appeared on BBC news to discuss how stripping Shamima Begum of her British citizenship sets a dangerous precedent for any British person with foreign-born parents.

Undocumented migrants

Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede's director, is quoted in this Independent article on how current policy is failing undocumented migrants.

Labour's BME voters

Dr Zubaida Haque is also quoted in this Guardian article about the importance of Labour valuing its strong BME voter base.

Race Matters blog

Our blog reaches more than 20,000 supporters including a large cross-section of academics, policymakers, activists, students and members of the race equality community.

See a list of the latest posts on Race Matters here, or take your pick from the images below.

We cover topical news stories and new research through the lens of race, favouring submissions that rely on evidence and cited resources. If you are interested in submitting a pitch to Race Matters click here.

Across the sector

Vacancy at CLASS

The Centre of Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) think tank is looking for a Researcher. Fore more information and to apply visit the CLASS website.

ROTA releases new report

Peer organisation Race on the Agenda (ROTA) has released a report on the case for refugee-led mental health services. Click here to download and read Hardly Hard to Reach.

Event: 'Chaos of Empire' in the classroom

Co-authors of Runnymede's award-winning teaching resource Our Migration Story, Sundeep Lidher and Malachi McIntosh are speaking at this event on how to approach teaching about the British Empire.

Stephen Lawrence Research Centre Fellows

The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre at De Montford University in Leicester is looking for Legacy in Action Fellows. Visit the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre website for more information.

Event: Gender, Race and Science

This event at Middlesex University is being held during British Science Week. Click here to register for Gender, Race and Science on 13 March 2020.

The Runnymede Trust

www.runnymedetrust.org

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