This year, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) will be 50 years old. It is the longest established race body in the UK.
Over its fifty years, the IRR has pioneered research into racial violence, policing of Black communities, school exclusions, deaths in custody, xeno-racism and, through Race & Class, set new parameters for understanding globalisation, fundamentalism, Islamophobia and the attack on multiculturalism.
The IRR, in its long history has:
- in 1958 published the first report on the Notting Hill ‘riots’;
- in the ’60s carried out the first national survey of British race relations;
- in the ’70s been the first to identify ‘institutional racism’;
- in the ’90s created anti-racist materials for young people, including HomeBeats CD Rom.
Planning for the next 50 years
At a time of calculated misinformation on immigration, asylum and terrorism by sections of the media, IRR News, presents an alternative voice. We are asking people to become a supporting subscriber of IRR News, our free online information service, and give us a monthly standing order. The aim is to raise £25,000 per year to pay the salary of a campaigning journalist. See how to support the IRR News Service here or the links below for full details.
Download a standing order form (pdf file, 39kb)
Download a gift aid form (pdf file, 34kb)
Download a copy of the IRR’s 50 year leaflet (pdf file, 3.5mb)
Make a one-off donation