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FRA Director in the UK delivers antiracism speech and meets civil society

On 30-31 October, FRA’s Director travelled to the UK to deliver a speech at the University of Nottingham on racism. The Director used key findings from ‘Being Black in the EU’ to illustrate the pervasive and persistent scourge of racism in society.

He suggested contextual elements which should be considered when thinking about racism, and a number of ‘ways forward’ in our fight against it.

While in the UK, the Director met civil society organisations. These included the Community Security Trust, a charity whose purpose is to provide safety, security and advice to the Jewish community in the UK. CST also collects statistics on antisemitic incidents in the UK, which have risen sharply recently following events in the Middle East.

The Director also met with the Executive Director of Article 19, an international human rights organisation that works to defend and promote freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide.