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How To Be A Great Ally: Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

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Watershed: The Workshop at Studio 5, (the entrance is on the harbourside between Mckenzies and The Stables)

1 Canon's Road

Bristol

BS1 5UH

United Kingdom

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An inspiring workshop making equality, diversity and inclusion training the most exciting thing since sliced bread! Bring your whole team!

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Congratulations! You’ve taken a step closer towards becoming a great Ally!

Let us start with the idea that being an ally is not about you, but rather about how you can best support an oppressed group. This could be someone on your team, your manager, a business partner or even your child or good friend - the list goes on.

At this session, you are invited to discuss the role of being a ‘Great Ally’, focused in the context of the Black Girl Movement within technology, digital and creative. Hear from black women about their experiences in these industries firsthand and what they desire from allyship; find out how the Black Girl Movement also benefits you and how you can support each other to be great allies.

This is a purposeful discussion and exploration space, led by inspiring speakers and facilitators. It includes lots of room for small group discussion, creative thinking and Q&A.

Come with positive energy, an open mind, and a passion for implementing radical change.

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants to join the Black Girl movement in understanding how and what to do when supporting this particular group both within the workplace, but also in your day to day life.

Includes: HR Mangers, Equality and Diversity leads, Team managers, Learning and Development Advisors, Educators - and those working directly or indirectly with people of all ages.

Advised 18+

All backgrounds welcome (across gender and race)

We strongly encourage white men and white women to attend this event as we recognise they are currently under-represented in supporting the movement for equality.

Host

Dr Mena Fombo

Dr Mena is an exciting trainer, who refers to herself as ‘a ‘maverick in the business of radical development!’ AKA someone not afraid to stand up and fight for social change!’ She is an experienced equality and diversity trainer and organisational equalities consultant. She is on the board for West of England Combined Authority's(WECA) new initiative Creative Scale Up and also sits on the South West Creative Technology Reference Group. Dr Mena is a purposeful coach, facilitator, speaker, consultant and activist. She was behind the internationally recognized campaign and TEDx Talk ‘No. You Cannot Touch My Hair’. She is also the creator of ‘Black Girl Convention*, which saw the launch of the UK’s first DigiTech Retreat*.

Agenda

0930 Arrivals

0945 Welcome

10am Panel

10.40 Breakout discussion and activity

11.50 Evaluation & Next Steps

Fundraising

This session is also a fundraising event, with all ticket sale profits going directly towards funding Black Girl Convention 2019. If your organisation would like to be an official partner with Black Girl Convention, please get in touch for our supporters pack via blackgirlcon@gmail.com

About Black Girl Convention

An annual event created by and for womxn* and girls of African and Caribbean heritage to unite, share and learn in a full day of inspiring workshops, motivational talks and a marketplace. We cover all things hair, health & well-being, media and arts, tech, enterprise and more. This year’s main event takes place in Bristol on Saturday 16th November.

For more info see: www.blackgirlconvention.com

About Black Girl Convention DigiTech Retreat

In the spring of 2019 Black Girl Convention launched the UK's first DigiTech Retreat for womxn of African & Caribbean heritage. The retreat, part funded by West of England Combined Authority (WECA), was designed specifically to engage and support more black women into digital tech careers, training and education and was delivered by experienced black women already working in tech sector.

*self-identifying and non-binary people.

Our friends

How To Be A Great Ally: Workshop for 2019 is part supported by Watershed and is part of the Bristol Technology Festival.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

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Watershed: The Workshop at Studio 5, (the entrance is on the harbourside between Mckenzies and The Stables)

1 Canon's Road

Bristol

BS1 5UH

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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