Episode 4 - Rage Against The Machine.....Enough is Enough!!
Time & Location
About the Event
Equality, racism, climate change. What can we learn from the new generation of activism that is trying to cut through the void/noise?
As millions have taken to the streets and social media to share their anger, frustrations and hopes for change, we ask what’s really going on?...And how can we learn and build in to make it better beyond.
When and Where is it?
The event will take place on Friday 26th February 2021, 10:30am till 11:30am via Zoom: https://bbc.zoom.us/j/96359547674
Shaun is a multi-award-winning educator, ex- Head teacher, trainer, presenter, author and advocate for compassionate LGBT+ inclusion.
This work began in November 2009, when Shaun’s (then) London primary school discovered (via pupil surveys) that 75% of primary aged pupils were subjected to covert, daily homophobic bullying and abuse whether or not they identified as LGBT+ with 98% hearing the word ‘gay’ as a pejorative term. This data triggered Shaun to ‘come out’ to his school community to serve as an authentic LGBT+ role model, he then devised ‘Inclusion For All’ a ground-breaking training suite to facilitate compassionate LGBT+ inclusion in the UK education system. Shaun has since trained well over 80,000 education professionals and spoken to many thousands of young people at an extensive range of primary and secondary schools, teacher training establishments, faith schools, local authorities, hate-crime, police and anti-bullying organisations including; Amnesty International, NSPCC, House of Commons and many many more.
Shaun’s anti-LGBT+ bullying work has featured in numerous press articles and books. He was also broadcast nationally on children’s television in the UK as part of the CBBC series ‘Our School. And he has supported nationally funded UK organisations in the development of resources intended to facilitate positive LGBT+ inclusion and advised on policy at the House of Commons and Lords.
Shaun was twice included on the Independent on Sunday ‘Pink List’ of the top 100 most influential LGBT+ people in the U.K, was awarded a ‘Point of Light’ award and was named one of the twenty figures in public life by the Global Diversity List alongside figures such as ex-President Obama, Jacinda Ardern and Kamala Harris.
Diverse & Equal Founder, Annette Joseph, is an award winning Agile Coach/Delivery Manager who has worked in and around Tech for over 20 years. As Chair of Co-op’s network for BAME colleagues, Annette was instrumental in affecting lasting change in the organisation. In Diverse & Equal, she marries her varied experiences -- in tech and behaviour dynamics with equality, diversity and inclusion. Their mission is “to use tech as a vehicle to create a fair society for everyone -- by equipping people from under-served backgrounds with the skills to fulfil crucial roles while empowering organisations to embed cultures that embrace and celebrate difference.”
Annette Joseph founded Diverse & Equal in 2018 with a multi-strand focus to help organisations tap into the power of diversity — a key element to increasing innovation and profitability, and also to raise awareness among people from under-represented groups about the careers opportunities and training resources available to them. D&E's DiverseTechNW Taster series of workshops allowed participants the opportunity to try out various roles, hands on, in a welcoming environment. Follow for more info on Taster events and Bootcamps.
Annette’s #icantbreathe article in response to the murder of George Floyd has been viewed over 22k times. In response, a BlackTech GoFundMe was created to fund research and training to measure the impact of tech on Black people and Black communities in the north of England.
Eno Eruotor: Eno is a Creative, Futurist and BBC Journalist. She has created, curated and commissioned lots of high impact content for BBC linear channels and digital platforms’. Since the coronavirus pandemic/lockdown began this year she’s has been running international events and activities for GWIN – BBC Global Women in News in a bid to support BBC staff all over the world. Her work has just been nominated/shortlisted in the ‘Exceptional contribution throughout Covid19 lockdown (operations and support)’ category in the News and Current Affairs award 2020.
Cat Wildman is an award winning digital product person, diversity and inclusion expert, and mum of three (not necessarily in that order). Cat is Co-founder of The Global Equality Collective which is an app and community aimed at helping organisations and schools achieve gender equality and inclusion. Cat enjoys shrugging off the gender stereotypes associated with being a woman by being a terrible cook and only ever using an iron for Hama beads. Extremely competitive, Cat has proudly injured herself at many lesser-known sports including office shoulder stands, kitchen karate and accidental stair-falling (at which she is very accomplished).
Sarah Burbedge: Starting as a BBC Radio and TV reporter and currently working as Head of Change for Content Production Workflows, Sarah’s career has followed a Bridget Jones to W1A trajectory. She is passionate about people- focused, purposeful change and is driven by a healthy restlessness and the relentless pursuit of more inclusive, fair, joyful solutions. In her other- equally rewarding and exhausting - role as Mummy, Head of Fun and Exec Assistant to Oliver (6) and Gracie (4) – Sarah is busy questing for the ultimate cocktail of sense of humour, wellbeing, flexibility and work-life balance. As an extrovert and connector, Lockdown has not been her most thriving of habitats. But has taught her the importance of great friends, great gin, mental and physical wellbeing …and having a theme/craft to get you through each week with the kids and Ginny the puppy.
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