For 50 years, the IRR has anchored the fight against racism.
On limited resources and with a team of just four full-time staff, the Institute of Race Relations has sustained its reputation as a leading anti-racist thinktank for over half a century.
Home to Race & Class, IRR News, the Black History Collection and the Register of Racism and Resistance, it has produced cutting-edge UK and European research on migration, exploitation and state racism with its pioneering race-class analysis.
The challenges we face are formidable. Amidst economic and social crises, we are witnessing an increasing authoritarianism that threatens human rights, attacks equalities and natural justice and is rolling back hard-fought protections against discrimination, racism and bigotry.
In addition, we now face increasing running costs and stretched resources. In order to continue and develop our work, we now need to increase our income, through one-off and regular donations.
That’s why we’re launching the IRR50 fund. To mark this important milestone, we’re asking our readers and supporters to become a friend of the IRR by helping us reach our target of £50,000 by April 2023.