Diversity Day at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College 2014

Diversity Day at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College 2014

Wave-length talks about the issues related to disability and discrimination.

Diversity Day at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College 2014

‘Celebrating Diversity and Challenging Prejudice’

The purpose of the Diversity Day is to stimulate thinking and discussion about diversity and difference.  This year we have five speakers, most of whom are from the local area, and have experience of issues related to diversity and work in this sector.

The day will start at 8.50, withe first speaker starting at 9.00

Diversity Day at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College 2014

‘Celebrating Diversity and Challenging Prejudice’

The purpose of the Diversity Day is to stimulate thinking and discussion about diversity and difference.  This year we have five speakers, most of who are from the local area, and have experience of issues related to diversity and work in this sector.

 

Talk One   9.00 -9.45 ‘The Ark’ Tim Crompton.

 Tim is the manager of the Ark in Shrewsbury.  The Ark is a drop in centre designed to help homeless and vulnerable people.  Tim will be talking about the issues connected to homelessness and the support an organisation like the Ark can provide

 

Talk Two   9.55- 10.40Lotte Hakeman Senior Practitioner

Lotte Hakeman is a Senior Practitioner for The Terrence Higgins Trust, who are currently moving their office to Shrewsbury.  She will be talking about issues related to Homophobia and the wider work the trust does on HIV testing and Aids support.

 

Talk Three 11.15-12.00 ‘SEEDS’ Liz CaulderLiz is the Co-ordinator of SEEDS, which is an organisation that seeks to improve society’s understanding of Domestic Abuse and promote healthy relationships.  Liz will discuss the issues related to domestic violence is the Shropshire area and the work her organisation is involved with. Who is SEEDS Shropshire?      SEEDS Shropshire is, currently, a group of female survivors of domestic abuse from all areas of Shropshire.

 

Talk  Four 12.45-1.30Raj Pal Project Co-ordinator Ghadar Centenary Project

Born and educated to school level in India Raj Pal arrived in Britain as a young migrant at the age of 17 to join his father in Slough near London. Shattering all his father’s hopes and expectations by being a spectacular  car crash of a failure at further education, Raj left home and found himself drifting from one manual job to another for the next 9 years all the while participating in some of the most exciting political, social and cultural movements that shaped him in the 1970s and 80s.

Raj will be sharing his personal and wider experiences of diversity and inequality

 

Talk Five 1.45 -2.30Raj Pal A repeat of the above talk

 

Talk Six 2.45- 3.30      Ann Johnson Wave Length Ann Johnson runs a local company called Wave-length and will be looking at issues related to disability and discrimination. 

Being a wheelchair user has certainly changed the way I perceive society and the way it perceives me. I have had difficulty in running my own business and have been at the receiving end of some negative attitudes to disability”        

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