Who Are We?
The NNREC is an independent charity covering the county of Norfolk. We work in partnership with communities, local, regional and national statutory & voluntary bodies to address issues of inequality and discrimination.
We are run by a full council and executive committee who are volunteers from the local community. In addition the NNREC office currently has five members of staff:
- Director - Anne Matin
- Race Equality Officer (REO) - Julie Benson
- Community Cohesion & Diversity Officer (CCDO) part-time 3 days per week - Malika Rahman
- Projects / Administrative Officer part-time 2 days per week - Malika Rahman
- Administrative Assistant - Zahra Asif
This Is What We Do:
- Provide advice, information and training on discrimination law and hate crime, equal opportunities and the promotion of good race relations/community cohesion
- Assist your organisation in developing and implementing equal opportunities, non-discriminatory and anti-racist policies and procedures in employment & service provision with specific reference to the public duty on public bodies under equalities legislation
- Provide free advocacy, advice & assistance if you believe you are a victim of racial harassment & bullying
- Facilitate & assist community based Black & Minority Ethnic groups to build capacity based on the needs they have identified and the outcomes they wish to achieve
- Provide specific support, information and training to young people working on anti-racist projects geared towards the school curriculum; community based activities; civic engagement and career aspirations
- Develop and provide 'bespoke' training programmes for the private, public and voluntary sectors on: multiple discrimination law; tackling hate crime; diversity and community cohesion
Our Aims and Objectives are:
- To eliminate unlawful racial discrimination
- To promote equality of opportunity
- To promote good relations between persons of different racial groups
NNREC always welcome volunteers and we are looking for help with administrative work in the office, compiling the NNREC bulletin quarterly newsletter and help develop the Norfolk Roots of the Future exhibition and a range of other projects which we are currently engaged with. Click here for more information.