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Race Convention 2006
28 Nov 2006
A catalyst for change

This year the Commission for Racial Equality - established by the 1976 Race Relations Act to lead the fight against discrimination and to promote good race relations - celebrates its 30th anniversary.To mark the occasion, the CRE is convening a race convention, the first its kind in the UK. It will be a landmark event with up-to-the minute debate to set the agenda for race relations and social equality in 21st century Britain. Speakers included: Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP Department for Communities and Local Government Trevor Phillips Commission for Racial Equality Doudou Diène Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari Muslim Council of Britain Lord Bill Morris Tarique Ghaffur Metropolitan Police

Sir Trevor McDonald
session chair welcomes delegates

Ruth Kelly MP
Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government gives keynote address

Trevor Phillips
CRE chair addresses the conference

Question and answer session
moderated by Sir Trevor McDonald

Jon Snow
chairs debate on religion, politics and race

Closing discussion with
actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, Diane Abbott MP and Trevor Phillips chaired by broadcaster Andrew Neil