Equality for all at Leeds Beckett Black ‘N Proud event
The event will take place on Friday 30 October from 5-9pm at the University’s city centre Rose Bowl building, in room 437. Everyone is welcome and places are free but should be booked at http://bit.ly/BlackNProud.
Glen Jankowski, a PhD student in Psychology at Leeds Beckett and co-organiser of the event, explained: “Minorities in a minority face some of the worst discrimination and stigma in society. As part of Black History Month, this event aims to start a conversation about the intersection of BME issues with other marginalised groups, including issues to do with being working class, a woman, and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ).”
Keynote speakers at the event will present 15-minute talks on issues which include how to advocate for inclusion and equality of all people; being BME, LGBTIQ and having a religious faith; and other issues relating to being BME whilst belonging to additional marginalised communities. Those speaking include Marvina Newton, a Leeds-based activist and founder of My Queer Culture and Angels of Youth, Joshua Willacy, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Client Account Manager for Yorkshire, and Professor Marcia Worrell (Chair of the British Psychological Society (BPS)’s Psychology of Women section.
The talks will be followed by a panel discussion and an open space discussion where guests can choose to speak on a topic that is important to them.
The event is being organised in collaboration with My Queer Culture, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Women section and the Bayard Project, a Leeds-based support group interested in the issues of BME LGBT communities.