Min Quan Conference at the House of Commons

          Reported by: Migrants’ Rights Network, 17 March. Yesterday’s conference, organised by Min Quan (project of the Monitoring Group) in Parliament, was an excellent opportunity for the 70 or so activists and community groups from across the country who were there to debate the challenges faced by the modern Chinese population…

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Cohesion Minister launches new report about chinese victims of racism

Chinese community subject to substantial levels of racist hostility and assault The report titled “Hidden from Public View” was commissioned by The Monitoring Group’s project Min Quan. It will be launched by Cohesion Minister Sadiq Khan MP later today in Chinatown Contributions from guest speakers including the authors of the report, Chinese community organisations and…

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Community Projects

The work of the Monitoring Group has been rooted within Black and Asian communities since its inception in the early 1980’s.  Its work has responded to the needs, aspirations, hopes and fears faced by these communities over the past 35 years. Although a lot has changed across London over the past 35 years, sadly many of…

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Say No to UKBA fishing raids

Over the last month, London’s Chinatown, an international hub of Chinese restaurants and businesses, has witnessed systematic immigration raids. Over 13 businesses have reported heavy-handed raids of their premises. All the existing evidence suggests that the raids were not intelligence led. Some of the raids did not even lead to a single arrest of any individual.

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Hidden from Public View

A report from the Monitoring Group-Min Quan Project into levels of racism experienced by members of the UK Chinese community. The report findings include: *People of Chinese origin in the UK experience substantial racism, perhaps as much as or more than any other minority ethnic group *Perpetrators can be as young as 10 years old,…

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London Civil RIghts and Art Centre

Meeting & Training rooms for hire in Bloomsbury – the heart of Central London Located opposite the British Museum, the London Civil Rights & Arts Centre is making rooms available for hire at affordable prices. The spaces include: The Gallery Room is available for training, meetings, workshops for up to 15 (fifteen) people. The space…

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Trustees

TRUSTEES Mehar Brar, Chair Mehar has been involved with The Monitoring Group since 1985; initially as a volunteer and subsequently as a member of the management board. Mehar has been involved with The Monitoring Group since 1985; initially as a volunteer and subsequently as a member of the management board. As Chair of The Monitoring Group,…

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BNP ‘whites-only’ membership rules outlawed

The British National party was plunged into chaos yesterday, weeks before the general election, when a court ordered it to remove central beliefs and policies about race from its constitution. In a landmark injunction at the Central London county court, a judge found that the BNP‘s membership policy remained discriminatory, even after a direct whites-only…

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Unlocking Democracy

John Denham talks about the future of democracy ‘Thank you very much for the opportunity to address you this evening. This evening, I want to talk about our programme for strengthening local democracy. And particularly focus on the importance of clear and accessible information as a way of empowering citizens; helping them understand what public…

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