We now have our outcomes from the two Creative Arts Workshop days which we held in January and April 2014:
- One student recorded her original song during the Creative Verse workshop, which you can hear using the attachment link on this page.
- A group of students completed the LGBT History Timeline comic strip during the Computer Graphics workshop, which can be viewed using the attachment link on this page
- One student, along with ideas from the whole group, designed a new promotional poster for Havering College LGBTA Social & Support group, which can be viewed using the attachment link on this page
These outcomes will be utilised to promote Havering College as an LGBT friendly college to prospective students and the wider community, as well as raising awareness of LGBT issues within the college.
Please click this link for work related to this project.
The RRCrowd will be reviewing this resource shortly. Meanwhile, why not check out the 10 EDIFdefinition projects that are addressing the recommendations contained in this report at: http://www.equalitiestoolkit.com/content/sexual-orientation-gender-identity
Living My Life is a fabulous resource for people who identify as Trans or are exploring their gender identify. Fircroft has invested in the Exhibition kit which gives us 17 inspirational posters to put in our equality gallery space.
Our gallery space is currently hosting "Faithful Friends" which is a photographic exhibition documenting friendships which have developed through the Near Neighbours inter-faith programme here in Birmingham. See photo below. In March that makes way for an International Womens' exhibition. Our EDIFdefinition project covers all the strands, but particularly LGBT.
So Living My Life will go on display for the first time in April. By then tutors will have completed the Gender Identity Equality course available on line at the sgforum, and hopefully met with one of its authors. That course has reminded us of the importance of re-inforcing our classroom work with what the rest of the college is saying. Hopefully Living my Life will help in that.
Happy New Year to you all.
Our LGB&T project continues to gain momentum. Yesterday we had a Havering LGB&T representative from the Metropolitan Police meet with our student LGB&T group which resulted in a lively discussion and the opportunity to raise awareness of transgender issues and support.
The group were made aware of the extent of support the Metropolitan Police offer LGB&T young people. Ideas were also shared regarding LGB&T Awareness month.
The LGB&T rep from the Metrapolitan Police will now be helping us deliver workshops to our hair and beauty students regarding working with transgender clients.
On Saturday we are running our creative arts workshop day with our community partners and LGB&T young people. Information regarding this will be posted next week.
Yesterday I introduced this project to our college managers (Sussex Coast College Hastings), outlining the proposals and objective. All feedback was positive and can't wait to get the project off the ground.
EDIF projects working with Forum for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Post-School EducationSubmitted by Dan Simons on Wed 13-Nov-2013 16:29
Yesterday, we brought together a group of colleges and training organisations leading Equalitydefinition and Diversity Innovation Fund projects, with members of the Forum for Sexual Orientation and Genderdefinition Identity Equality in Post-School Education (https://sgforum.org.uk/), to share resources and ideas, and to offer support. Excitingly, this year we have eight EDIFdefinition projects focussed on sexual orientation and gender identity equality, more than ever before. Details of all the projects are available at http://www.equalitiestoolkit.com/content/explore-edif-sexual-orientation-projects and http://www.equalitiestoolkit.com/content/gender-reassignment-projects.
I found it particularly inspiring to meet three of the learners involved in the projects. One young woman spoke eloquently about her experience of coming out as bisexual at school, and then as pan-sexual at college. She discussed the challenges of overcoming cyber-bullying and harassment, and her aim of setting up peer-to-peer mentoring and support groups to help others. This seemed to me a great model of learner involvement.
The website of the The Forum for Sexual Orientation and Genderdefinition identity in post-school education. The Forum is a national strategic group that brings together partner organisations to provide equalities leadership and to co-ordinate work that advances sexual orientation and gender identity equality in post-school education.
The Forum aims to support the work of all learning providers by providing high quality information, advice and guidance.
It gave specialist support and expertise to the Skills Funding Agency's equality and diversity grant funded LGB and/or T and pan-equalities projects in EDI 4 and now supports 10 EDIF projects to address the recommendations from the Skills Funding Agency’s Research into Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Adult Learning
The Forum's website provides access to: