What is intersectionality and why is it important?
Are you aware of the way in which different types of discrimination (= unfair treatment because of a person’s sex, race, etc.) are connected to and affect each other. Attend this CPD event to find out more.
People who belong to more than one marginalised group (eg LGBTI, disabled, neurodivergent, Black, Asian and minority ethnic) face multiple oppressions, discrimination and barriers, including erasure and exclusion from our own communities.. This is often reflected in organisations that primarily focus on one protected characteristic and may not have the necessary knowledge to help service users with the barriers they may face because of the intersecting aspects of those identities. This can lead to attitudes and practices which make spaces unsafe or unwelcoming for those who may need to access them the most.
This training will help you to:
– Listen to the lived experience of people with intersectional identities.
– Learn the best terminology to use about LGBTI people and others.
– Identify barriers that people may face to participating in your service.
– Increase access and tackle discrimination.
– Integrate an intersectional approach across your service.
Rowan Alison is an Intersectional Project Officer with a particular interest in mental health, disabled access, neurodiversity and bi+ issues.
Mel Maguire is an Intersectional Project Officer with a particular interest in women’s rights, bi+ issues and anti-racism.
About Equality Network’s Intersectional Project:
The Equality Network is a leading national charity working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland. The Intersectional Project creates publications, resources and training about including people whose identity falls in more than one marginalised group.
How much: £30 members, £60 non members.
Link: Zoom link to be sent out nearer the time.
To book this session please click HERE