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Take part in the Race Equality Commission meeting

Take part in Ealing’s Race Equality Commission – the commissioners want to hear from you.

The next public meeting will take place on Thursday, 22 April from 5-7pm and will discuss how race inequality can be addressed in the field of crime and justice.

Virtual event details:
• Date and time: Thursday, 22 April, 5-7pm
• Participate via the livestream here: Ealing Council – YouTube. It will also be available to watch on the site after the event.

How to get involved
Complete the survey or write to the commissioners via email on raceequalitycommission@ealing.gov.uk. They can also be contacted by calling 020 8825 6100 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) or by writing to:

Race Equality Commission
Perceval House
14/16 Uxbridge Road
Ealing W5 2HL

Opportunities for people to get involved are being promoted via @EalingCouncil on Twitter and @EalingLondon on Facebook and on Instagram. Residents are being asked to respond to questions before the meeting and the community team are responding back with a direct message.

The commission is structuring its enquiries around themes, including education, employment, crime and justice, health, and housing, but is interested in hearing about everyone’s experience of race inequality, whatever form that takes.

The voice of the people

The independent 12-person commission is led by chairperson, Lord Simon Woolley and was set up in late 2020 to listen to people in Ealing and to propose ways to address the impact of inequality on their wellbeing and life chances. The voice of people who live and work in Ealing is central to this work.

Lord Simon Woolley said: “This session is so important to so many different people in so many ways. We hope to bring together many people from relevant agencies, including senior police officers and young people within the community for a fact-finding solution focused session.”

Race Equality Commissioner, Callum Anderson said: “As a society we are, in many ways, at a crossroads. The COVID-19 crisis has ruthlessly exposed the inequalities that continue to scar our society, be it in education, social justice, health or housing.

“Without people taking part in this commission, we won’t be able to do our job properly. Residents’ contribution is critical to ensuring the commission can focus on what matters most and what needs prioritising.”

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