Author: Newham Monitoring Project

Newham Council in alleged racism ‘whitewash’ of its Equalities agenda


Independent anti-racist organisation Newham Monitoring Project (NMP) has today accused Newham Council of trying to ‘whitewash’ racism out its Equalities Framework agenda, after viewing a document (see below) that appears to reveal attempts by the council to downplay and remove references to racism reported to them by the public.

NMP reports that the discovery came to light after it downloaded a copy of Newham’s Council’s ‘Equalities and the Local Development Framework in Newham: December 2010’ document, available on Newham Council’s website, on Tuesday 5th November. Read more

Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

Dr. Richard Stone, one of the panel members on the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, will be visiting east London on Wednesday 6th November 2013 as part of his ‘Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry’.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to discuss current concerns about racism in east London, particularly experienced by young people and decide how we can work together to make necessary change. NMP is supporting this event: it is vital the local community knows about this and is well represented, please help us spread the word.

The event takes place at UEL’s Stratford Campus on Water Lane from 6pm to 8.30pm. If you wish to attend this event, booking is essential – please email requesting a registration form and further information.

NMP publishes its submission to Home Office on stop and search

Today NMP publishes its submission (below) to the Home Office’s consultation launched in July on the use of police powers of stop and search.

Our evidence is based on a six-week project of rights education and training with young people conducted over the summer in youth clubs, community centres and public spaces in Newham, which included a survey questionnaire addressing key issues and questions posed by the consultation. The project was supported by the young people who are part of NMP’s Youth Engagement Panel, which helped to design and test the questionnaire. Read more