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Intersections Conference


Working with LGBTQ+ people with intersecting marginalised identities


Time & Location

12 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 16:00

Sheffield City Centre, Norfolk St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2JB, UK






About the event


LGBTQ+ issues have been prominent in the media and political discourse in recent years and many of our organisations have had a greater focus on how best to support our LGBTQ+ service users and communities. Many of us have attended LGBTQ+ awareness trainings and worked to make our services more inclusive and accessible for LGBTQ+ people.

However, we frequently talk about the LGBTQ+ community, as if all LGBTQ+ people have a single similar experience, failing to recognise the diversity of our communities, or the specific experiences, needs and barriers faced by LGBTQ+ people with other intersecting marginalised identities.

Building on our previous See The Spectrums (SEND) and Faith and Sexualities conferences, the Intersections conference brings together professionals, academics and community members to discuss these issues, looking at the impact of being a minority within a minority and the unique needs faced by people with intersecting marginalised identities. We will have a range of speakers and workshops discussing the intersections of LGBTQ+ and disability, faith, class, race and family/parenting.

This conference will improve your service provision, recognising the unique experiences and needs of the diverse members of our communities. The conference will encourage collaboration in developing solutions to provide culturally competent holistic support for all who require it.

The event is open to anyone supporting LGBTQ+ people, with particular relevance for those working in frontline youth and community and support services, education, mental health, and LGBTQ+ organisations.


Conference Schedule

Speakers


Aderonke Apata - African Rainbow Family - 'Intersectionality as LGBTQ+ People Seeking Asylum'

Sue Hammersley - 'What's God got to do with it?'

Harvey Kennedy-Pitt - Unstukk - 'Embracing Complexity: Navigating the Intersectionality of LGBTQ+ Communities'

Dave Pike - LGBT Trade Network - 'Demanding Workplaces that Celebrate LGBT+ Workers'

Joe Butler - 'Supporting Autistic LGBTQ+ Children and Young People'

Dr. Lucy Jones - 'Age and LGBTQ+ Experience'

Heather Paterson - SAYiT


Workshops

  • Anuradha Kowtha - Building a Network of Care for Religious Minorities

  • Dylan Hadley & Charly Calpin - Youth Panel: Working with Neurodivergent and / or Disabled LGBTQ+ Young People

  • Fiona Moorcroft - On the Edge of Community - Working Class and Queer

  • Liz Wilson - LGBTQ+ young people and intersectionality: Helping parents and carers understand layered identities and oppressions

  • Loma Jones - Looking Forward - LGBTQ+ Aging and Older People

  • Dr Surabhi Shukla - LGBTQ+ identities and race workshop


9:00 AM Arrivals

9:30 AM Speakers

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM Speakers

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:15 PM Workshops

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Closing & Networking


Times are subject to change before event date.


Additional information


Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided, and a light vegetarian buffet lunch will be served. If you have any dietry requirements such as allergies, please email james.dunne@sayit.org.uk.


Car Parking: Parking is available (discounted) and is booked through the 'Just Park Parking' app, available on play store and apple store. Type 'Victoria Hall' in the "where are you going" box and then select a date and time. Click the best option for you. Britannia (Arundel Gate) car park is the shortest distance from Victoria Hall at £7.50 for the full day. Proceed to checkout to reserve and pay for your parking space.


Travel: The train and bus station is located 5-10 minutes from Victoria Hall if travelling by foot. The postcode of Victoria Hall is S1 2JB and is located opposite The Crucible Theatre.


Accessibility:

The accessible entrance to Victoria Hall is the main entrance on Norfolk Street.

Disabled parking bays are available along Norfolk Street.

There is step free and lift access throughout the building.


A quiet/sensory room and separate prayer room will be available for use throughout the event.


Please email james.dunne@sayit.org.uk with any queries or to advise us of any additional support you may need to attend and fully participate in the conference. This may include arranging workshop handouts in different formats, reserved seating in certain rows/areas, space/water for assistance dogs or any other accessibility requirements that we can make advance preparation for.


Online: We will be live-tweeting throughout the event, using the hashtag #Intersectionsconference, tag @SAYiTSheffield to join the conversation.


Photographs: Filming and photography will take place during the event. If you do not want to appear in any photos, please notify a member of staff at the event where they will provide a badge to wear.

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