The Race Equality Centre Has Moved

The Race Equality Centre Has Moved

On 2nd June The Race Equality Centre opened offices at a new location. We can now be found at 2nd Floor, Phoenix Yard, 5-9 Upper Brown Street, LE1 5TE. All of our existing services of support for individuals experiencing difficulties because of racial disadvantage and public education and policy development are continuing. But, in addition we now have the facility of a versatile set of meeting and small conference rooms, which will be used to significantly enhance our work in supporting racially marginalized communities.
The map below shows how to find us from our old location on Lower Hill Street:


Farewell to a legend

Farewell to a legend

Your contribution to this world was boundless. You will rest well as you lived well. We WILL not forget you and what you stood for.

A prolific writer covering a myriad of genres: poetry, autobiographies, essays, plays, movies, and television shows, The Race Equality Centre pays homage to Maya Angelou who clearly knew why the caged bird sings.

USA TODAY Network lists 13 of her best quotes.

1. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

2. “I am a Woman
Phenomenal Woman,
that’s me.”

3. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

4. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

5. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.”

6. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

7. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

8. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

9. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

10. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”

11. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

12. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

13. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

Support TREC

Mrs Jojo Powell


In order to make a choice, you must take a chance or your life will never change. I’m here today to support TREC by choice, taking a chance to speak from the heart to make a change. I am 38 years old and my first memory of TREC was attending the march in London, to protest to free Nelson Mandela. It was at that time I relieased that even though I was a child, my voice, my opinion was just as important. But what struck a chord with me was the show of unity and solidarity. Leicester as we know is a diverse city, forever evolving yet TREC has always been here to help. Representing various cultures and ethnicity, through immigration problems and applications, healthcare, finding work, education to name just a few. TREC is a strong voice for us all. Through empowerment, understanding, patience and reflection we have all learned to embrace each others rich and vast heritage, cultures which I am proud to pass onto my own children. You cannot take away the funding, you cannot take our voice.


So in closing support TREC, use your voice, on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, poster, radio.

Mrs J. Powell




The Race Equality Centre is putting together an exhibition that will destroy the misconceptions of stereotypes.


We are looking for volunteers to take part of the exhibition.

So if you are or you know anyone that defies stereotypical boundaries please lets us know and join in. Be proud of your individuality. Shout from the roof tops this is me, I’m not what you think I am.

Or if you just want to get some experience of setting up an exhibition and being part of this spectacular ground breaking exhibition to be shown at the Curve from July to September.


We Stood Our Ground – TREC MUST STAY

We Stood Our Ground - TREC MUST STAY

Over 100 people came out to support TREC lobby the Labour group at the Town Hall Square yesterday.

Professor Gus John came to Leicester specially to voice his fears of what would happen to a city like Leicester without TREC.

Speakers reflected on the National and historical relevance of the organisation as well as its contemporary work in addressing racial inequality and providing support to both people who are newly arrived in Leicester and our home grown communities from minority backgrounds.

Cheryl Armatrading came out and spoke about the support TREC provided to her after the death of her son Antion Akpom. She relayed how TREC had become part of her family in her hour of need, at a time where she was unaware of who could help at such a difficult point.

We had support from London, Northamptonshire and Derby. Northampton’s REC came out to support and show solidarity. Together we united.

Ages ranged from toddler to 80s

All nationalities

The crowd repeatedly called on the Labour Group to hear that ‘TREC must stay’. #savetrec