Update: York LGBT History Month 2016; LGBT Aware York; Stonewall conference


York LGBT History Month 2016

Next week marks the start of York LGBT History Month 2016, with nearly 50 events taking place throughout the month of February! York St John University is organising and/or hosting around ten of these. The first York St John event takes place on Wednesday and will see a series of workshops exploring the importance of visibility and drawing liberally on personal experiences. Find out more and book your ticket on Eventbrite.

Make sure to check out the full York LGBT History Month 2016 programme! Printed copies are available around campus and from me.

LGBT Aware York

This Saturday at The Crescent Community Venue (near to Reel Cinema) a PeaceJam group of students from York secondary schools are organising an afternoon of activities as part of York Residents’ Festival. Their aim is to raise awareness of societal problems they have identified. Activities include face painting, cake eating, games and guess the number of Skittles in a jar, as well as learning about what needs to change and how this can be achieved. The event will raise money for local groups York LGBT History Month and York LGBT Forum. Find out more on the Facebook event page.

Stonewall conference

Staff Development have agreed to fund a place for one staff members to attend this year’s London Stonewall Workplace Conference. The event is typically a day packed with really interesting pane land workshop sessions both from Stonewall and their clients (people like us), plus a raft of high-profile plenaries. It’s a great chance to learn best practice and also to network with people who share similar goals both within and outside of higher education. Get in contact with Jo Thompson (j.thompson@yorksj.ac.uk) should you be interested!

Ynda Jas

Founding Secretary of the LGBT Staff Network and former Equality Champion for Registry, where I was based in the Academic Quality Support team. Also founder of York LGBTQ+ History and Non-binary London, and DJ coordinator at Bar Wotever, an iconic weekly queer cabaret event. They/them.

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