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ECA to hold virtual careers day for school students - Friday 22 January

ECA to hold virtual careers day for school students - Friday 22 January

ECA to hold virtual careers day for school students - Friday 22 January

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Home Office’s hostile environment failed to comply with equality law

Home Office’s hostile environment failed to comply with equality law

Home Office’s hostile environment failed to comply with equality law

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Runnymede to sue government over Covid-19 hiring practices

Runnymede to sue government over Covid-19 hiring practices

Runnymede to sue government over Covid-19 hiring practices

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London mayor launches Action Plan on policing

London mayor launches Action Plan on policing

London mayor launches Action Plan on policing

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Desperately seeking a writer for Windrush book

Desperately seeking a writer for Windrush book

Desperately seeking a writer!

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Equality body to investigate racial inequality of workers

Equality body to investigate racial inequality of workers

Equality body to investigate racial inequality of workers in health and social care

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Marcus Rashford partners Burberry to fund youth centres

Marcus Rashford partners Burberry to fund youth centres

Marcus Rashford partners Burberry to fund youth centres

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ECA hosts The History of Black Activism in the UK discussion

ECA hosts The History of Black Activism in the UK discussion

ECA hosts The History of Black Activism in the UK Black History Month discussion at the Millfield

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Shop Black campaign launched

Shop Black campaign launched

Shopify has partnered with TikTok to showcase Black-owned businesses with the launch of TikTok’s first co-branded Hashtag Challenge Plus #ShopBlack.

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Baroness Lawrence demands COVID action for Black, Asian communities

Baroness Lawrence demands COVID action for Black, Asian communities

Baroness Lawrence has called on the Government to take urgent action to protect Black, Asian and minority ethnic people from a second spike of COVID-19 over winter.

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Few BAMEs in company boards says report

Few BAMEs in company boards says report

The release of the Parker Review earlier this month made for dismal but predictable reading. FTSE 100 Boards are making “slow progress” on increasing ethnic diversity.

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Bonnie Greer and Leroy Logan joins ECA's history of activism BHM event

Bonnie Greer and Leroy Logan joins ECA's history of activism BHM event

Bonnie Greer and Leroy Logan have joined Enfield Caribbean Association's Black History Month event on Saturday 31 October, 5pm. The event will be streamed live on the Millfield 's YouTube Channel.

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Research indicate racial pay gap narrows

Research indicate racial pay gap narrows

New statistics from The Office for National Statistics suggests the gap in average hourly wages earned by white people and non-white groups fell to 2.3% in the UK in 2019.

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Report shows Covid-19 racial inequalities

Report shows Covid-19 racial inequalities

New research by The Runnymede Trust and IPPR has found that Covid is once again operating along racial lines. More crucially, the research points to co-morbidities not explaining disproportionate death rates. Government policy needs to take an urgent change to ensure that further excess deaths do not occur.

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Making History come to Enfield

Making History come to Enfield

Making History is a project funded by the National Lottery designed to encourage young people to express their emotions and experiences relating to COVID-19 and the London lockdown.

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Black Britons on screen

Black Britons on screen

One hundred years of black British stories, histories and representation on film and TV has been launched by the BFI.

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Black working-class youth criminalised and excluded in English school system

Black working-class youth criminalised and excluded in English school system

Black working-class young people in England are being unfairly excluded and criminalised by a “two-tier education system”, says a report by the Institute for Race Relations.

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ECA to hold Black History Month event at Millfield Theatre

ECA to hold Black History Month event at Millfield Theatre

As part of our Black History Month celebration for 2020, Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) is organising an evening of discussion, on Saturday 31 October at the Millfield. The evening will explore the history of Black Activism in the UK.

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ECA meet Police Borough Commander

ECA meet Police Borough Commander

On Friday 18th September a community meeting was organised by Feryal Clark MP for Enfield North. ECA Chair Oveta McInnis and Vice Chair Paul Riddell met the Borough Commander Treena Fleming, to discuss policing in Enfield borough.

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Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed!

ECA has an ambitious programme of activities to support our local community. This includes a befriending service, luncheon club and social media sites to promote our services.  However, we need volunteers to help to bring these activities to life. Please contact us if you would like to offer your services. Where appropriate we can offer training.

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COVID-19 restrictions and the effect on human rights

COVID-19 restrictions and the effect on human rights

The government announced a number of measures to combat the sharp rise in coronavirus infection rates. Equality and Human Rights Commission Chief Executive, Rebecca Hilsenrath responds on the human rights implications of restrictions

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New action plan to boost judicial diversity

New action plan to boost judicial diversity

Under-represented groups will be better supported to become judges following the launch of a new action plan to increase diversity on the bench.

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Report reveals media conversations around race

Report reveals media conversations around race

New research commissioned by joint Runnymede shows that the way in which newspapers portray issues surrounding race and racism are more nuanced than you might initially think.

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Runnymede publishes Covid-19 in Black Communities report

Runnymede publishes Covid-19 in Black Communities report

Runnymede publishes Covid-19's Impact on Black Communities report

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Magazine launched for black boys

Magazine launched for black boys

A new children’s magazine for boys has been launched to tackle under-representation of black children in the media.

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ECA re-opens Luncheon Club

ECA re-opens Luncheon Club

The Enfield Caribbean Association is happy to announce that its luncheon club will reopen on Friday 11th September 2020.

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Discrimination in football on the rise

Discrimination in football on the rise

Kick it Out’s latest report shows shocking increases in the levels of race hate and homophobic abuse, around football matches and across social media.

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Thousands to benefit from soups and shakes diet on the NHS

Thousands to benefit from soups and shakes diet on the NHS

Thousands of people will be able to access NHS soup and shake weight-loss plans to tackle type 2 diabetes.

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Online Q&A event about flu jab on 16 September

Online Q&A event about flu jab on 16 September

Don’t miss your chance to put questions to local GPs, Public Health Enfield and the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group about the flu jab!

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Racism in British TV equals 'lost generation' of black talent

Racism in British TV equals 'lost generation' of black talent

Systemic racism in British television has forced out a generation of black talent who quit because they were being ignored or worn down by their experiences, broadcast industry’s leaders have been told. 

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Online events to boost diversity in tech industry

Online events to boost diversity in tech industry

Agency to host free online roundtables on 10 September to discuss boosting diversity & inclusion within the technology sector. The event will discuss practical ways tech companies can engage minority candidates and commit to anti-racism policies.

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City firms offer black graduates a first step on the ladder

City firms offer black graduates a first step on the ladder

A group of 80 asset management firms, including Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Schroders, have committed to offering at least one paid internship to a Black candidate next summer in a bid to re-address the chronic under-representation of black talent in the City.

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Time for Action

Time for Action

Cries of “Black Lives Matter” and “Enough is Enough” have echoed on the streets of the USA, and here in Britain. Young people of all ethnicities have taken to the streets to protest against the killings and demand an end to institutional racism and discrimination.

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ECA invited to British Museum preview

ECA invited to British Museum preview

The British Museum has invited Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) members to celebrate the reopening of the Museum on Wednesday 26th August.

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Students say Covid-19 diminished chances of finding work

Students say Covid-19 diminished chances of finding work

Students are worried about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the job market, according to the latest research from the Sutton Trust. The research looks at the immediate effect on young people entering the job market.

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Covid-19 recovery scheme launched for community-led organisations

Covid-19 recovery scheme launched for community-led organisations

A £9.5 million funding scheme to support community-led organisations in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis, has been unveiled.

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ECA launches Summer online school

ECA launches Summer online school

Fifty-six year 10 students from across the borough of Enfield have enrolled and started ECA's Summer Online School. The students will be studying for GCSE Maths, English and Science.

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A moment in History

A moment in History

Black Lives Matter, the removal of the statue of slave trader Edwards Colston in Bristol, the Rhodes Must Go campaign in Oxford has demonstrated the importance that history can play in contemporary society.

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Black students lower exam grades likely says Parliamentary committee

Black students lower exam grades likely says Parliamentary committee

Black parents’ fears of lower than expected exam grades for their children was confirmed by an influential parliamentary committee.

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Picture gallery - Delivering to the community

Picture gallery - Delivering to the community

How ECA responded to the Coronavirus pandemic to support the elders in our community

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New Online Summer School launched

New Online Summer School launched

Help your child succeed. Year 10 Online Summer School. Free English, Maths and Science lessons

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Watchdog to review racial discrimination in policing

Watchdog to review racial discrimination in policing

The police watchdog is launching a review into whether police officers discriminate against Black people . Stop-and-search and the use of force will be among the issues examined by the organisation.

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Magazine launched for black girls

Magazine launched for black girls

Serlina Boyd had an empowering idea to help build her six-year-old daughter’s confidence. This was after she experienced difficulties at school because of the colour of her skin.

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Free Books To Read Until July 12th

Free Books To Read Until July 12th

Cambridge University Press has made a number of books covering racism, injustice and discrimination free to the public to enable people to educate themselves in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Report says nurseries may close due to financial difficulties

Report says nurseries may close due to financial difficulties

New Sutton Trust research examines impact of the crisis on early years, finds parents worried about their children’s social and emotional development

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Young, gifted and Black – the need to read our winning writers

Young, gifted and Black – the need to read our winning writers

Afro Reads is a book club for the black community to review and discuss literature from Africa and the diaspora, as well as other contemporary books of interest. The club was launched in 2016 and has since covered 30+ titles. The books range from the classics such as James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room to the contemporary, Michelle Obama’s, Becoming, to non-fiction such as Akala’s Native.

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New report published on race and racism in English schools

New report published on race and racism in English schools

Runnymede has published a report, Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools by Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury of the University of Manchester. The report explores the nature of racism in secondary schools and is organised around four key issues: the teacher workforce; curricula; police; and school policies.

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TOCS announcement after Gov't issues new guidance on shielding

TOCS announcement after Gov't issues new guidance on shielding

The Government guidance for those shielding from the Coronavirus has been updated. From 1st August 2020 the Government has advised that the shielding will be paused. The advice is to adopt strict social distancing rather than full shielding. In addition, many of those shielding will be able to go outside to buy food, attend places of worship and many more activities.

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ECA hold UK’s first online Windrush celebration?

ECA hold UK’s first online Windrush celebration?

Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) organised a Zoom quiz to remember and honour the Windrush generation. The pioneering group of Caribbean people who came to the UK in 1948, to rebuild the country after the Second World War.

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BBC to spend £100m to boost diversity

BBC to spend £100m to boost diversity

The BBC has ring-fenced £100m over the next three years for “diverse and inclusive content.” The company is setting itself diversity criteria across production teams, talent and content. The Corporation has also set a target of 20% of off-screen talent to come from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Black Lives Matter rally in Pymmes Park, Edmonton

Black Lives Matter rally in Pymmes Park, Edmonton

Members of the Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) attended an anti-racist protest rally supporting the Black Lives Matter campaign. The protest was held in Pymmes Park in Edmonton. Around 100 people, of all ages and races, came together at incredibly short notice to show their support.

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Enthusiastic teachers needed for Summer school

Enthusiastic teachers needed for Summer school

Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) have joined together with Street Watch Edmonton to launch a FREE Summer School Catch-Up Programme for Year 10 students who attend school and/or live in the London Borough of Enfield.

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New Employment Training Courses Available

New Employment Training Courses Available

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the community charity arm of Tottenham Hotspur FC is delivering Enfield Employment Programme (EEP), in partnership with the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London. The Foundation will facilitate courses specifically designed to support residents during the economic downturn expected from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

The Coronavirus has hit us all unexpectedly and has affected everything that we do. It has caused us to change our everyday habits and has led to isolation particularly for the elderly and vulnerable who may be isolating alone.

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ECA Newsletters

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Become a Volunteer

We are planning to develop a register of people to act as befrienders to the BME elderly in the Borough. Volunteers will be required to visit isolated elderly BME people in their homes to encourage and support them for 1/2 hours per week.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The corona virus has hit us all unexpectedly and has affected everything that we do. It has caused us to change our everyday habits and has led to isolation particularly for the elderly and vulnerable. We are working with StreetWatch Edmonton on a joint project called Together Our Community Survives (TOCS) to identify and deliver food to BAME and other ethnic groups. We are only accepting registration for volunteers at the moment. No new elders can be accommodated unless we have more volunteers. To volunteer an hour of your time, please contact Dionne on 07915 919524.