Ahead of Refugee Week 2020, we asked befriending pairs from our JUMP project to reflect on this year's theme, 'Imagine' and share their hopes for post-lockdown life. Click through the below and see what they told us.
"The Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) notes with interest the proposed Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities and we look forward to seeing the terms of reference and the involvement of a range of voices within different communities. However, there have been a number of similar commissions and inquiries in recent years and the setting up of this commission should not be an excuse for failing to implement the recommendations of those inquiries. In building a new m
Following news this Monday (8th June) that the Home Office will be increasing asylum support rates by a meagre 26p per day, JCORE has joined over 220 organisations in writing to the Home Secretary and calling for her to urgently reconsider this decision, and to immediately ensure that asylum support rates receive the same £20 Covid-related uplift as Universal Credit. A full copy of the letter can be read here: https://asylummatters.org/2020/06/10/over-220-organisations-write-
The urgent need for renewed anti-racist solidarity and alliance between the Jewish and black community was discussed at yesterday’s virtual Black Lives Matter Everywhere panel, co-hosted by JCORE and JW3 and chaired by JCORE Executive Director Dr Edie Friedman. Attended by over 3,000 people, the panel featured the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable’s Racial Justice Director April Baskin, journalist and campaigner Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, founder of Operation Black Vote, Sir Simon