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The Business Case for Diversity

Fri 01st, Jul

Our Chair attended this Business Case for Diversity event as part of the International Festival for Business 2016 - it provided people an opportunity to network with and collect information from a variety of equality organisations and projects

Our Chair (Gary Millar) attended The Business Case for Diversity event as part of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016) - interestingly it was the final event of IFB2016.  The seminar provided IFB2016 delegates and other business people an opportunity to network with and see information from a variety of equality organisations and projects - including event organisers Workers' Educational Association (WEA) partnership projects with the Royal Astronomical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry and address inequalities in STEMM.

This afternoon event took the form of a networking session followed by an interesting panel discussion and viewing of the Anthony Walker Foundation's Colour Blind anti-racism film.

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion chaired by Writing on the Wall's Madeline Heneghan, featuring:

  • WEA chair of trustees Trevor Phillips OBE

  • DaDaFest's Artistic Director Ruth Gould MBE

  • In-Trust Merseyside's Anthony Griffin

  • Wicked Fish's Creative Director Di Christian

  • Liverpool Pride's Chair Lucy Day

  • UNISON NEC Member Rena Wood

Short Diversity Films

Colour Blind, an anit-racism film directed by comedian Lenny Henry and inspired by murdered teenager Anthony Walker.  The film Colour Blind, which was backed by the Anthony Walker Foundation and Liverpool FC, was filmed in the city and is being rolled out to schools.

Wicked Fish

Wicked Fish at Work, a short film exploring the lives of disabled people in traditional Court Housing in Liverpool. Made in partnership with National Museums Liverpool by Hurricane Films.

Partners

WEA gratefully acknowledged the support and funding from the Mayor's City Fund, Steve Biko Housing and the Royal Astronomical Society which made this event possible.

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The Michael Causer Foundation was setup by murdered gay teen Michael Causer’s parents to raise funds to provide safe accommodation for LGBT young people at risk; to help tackle hate crime; and to motivate local communities to support diversity and equality. Please help us reach our aims by donating to the charity.

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