The Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE) will be the country’s foremost academic centre dedicated to the study of racism and race inequality in education.
CRRE will play a leading role in the field, both nationally and internationally. Its mission is to pursue race equality and social justice by working to close gaps in educational achievement and improve the educational experiences and career outcomes of Black and minority ethnic groups.
CRRE’s objectives are to:
undertake rigorous critical research of the highest empirical and ethical standards;
encourage collaborations between researchers, policy-makers, activists, and the wider community;
initiate and contribute to informed debate about race inequalities in policy and practice internationally.
We are delighted to welcome Doreen Lawrence OBE to launch the formal opening of the Centre at the University of Birmingham.
Doreen Lawrence is Director of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust which was set up in 1998, following the racist murder of her son Stephen five years earlier. The Trust was established to provide bursaries to young people who want to study architecture because that is what Stephen wanted to do. There is now a Stephen Lawrence Centre built in Stephen’s memory to provide young people with a broader range of the professional and vocational skills that help shape our environment. 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder. The Stephen Lawrence Trust is planning a series of events – the SL20 Campaign – to celebrate and mark Stephen’s life and to celebrate his legacy.
Cost: free of charge