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Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Violence, Abuse and Coercive Control
Thu 14 July 2016, 17:45 – 21:30 BST
LGBT Foundation's Women's Programme's is launching a campaign for lesbian and bisexual women on abuse. This event ‘Lesbian and Bisexual Women & Violence, Abuse and Coercive Control’ is in line with this campaign and will take place on Thursday July 14th, 5:45pm - 9:30pm at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, M15 6BH.
Everyone is welcome but this is a lesbian and bisexual women-centred space.*
Speakers and Performers include:
Dr. Kate Cook (speaker) - Senior Lecturer in Law at MMU & Co-leader of the Sylvia Pankhurse Centre for Gender Research
Aderonke Apata (speaker) - Human Rights Activist, Feminist and LGBT Equality Advocate and founder of African Rainbow Family, an LGBT group that supports LGBTIQ asylum seekers and people of African heritage.
Cheryl Martin (performer) - Manchester-based theatre director, writer, poet and jazz singer.
5:45-6:15pm – Organisation stalls, Talking Library, food and refreshments.
6:15-6:45pm – ‘Our Stories’ – lesbian and bisexual women’s experiences of abuse
6:45 – 7:00pm – Break
7:00 – 7:45pm- Talks from Dr. Kate Cook and Aderonke Apata about particular vulnerabilities and barriers to accessing support for lesbian and bisexual women
7:45 – 8:15pm – Break
8:15 – 9:00pm – Group discussion on how to better support lesbian and bisexual women affected by abuse and pledges on what each of us can do to contribute to that.
9:00 – 9:30pm – Performances
This event is free and food and refreshments will be provided.
Please contact Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org for the following:
- If you have any access requirements, including BSL intepretors or language interperters
- If you feel that your culture or religion will be impacted upon by attending this event
- If travel costs will prevent you from attending this event
- If an absence of childcare will prevent you from attending this event.
- If you are a lesbian or bisexual woman who has been affected by abuse and you want to share your story and experiences on the night, both anonymously or in person.
- If you want to attend as a representative of an organisation and have a stall during the event.
In order to ensure that the event is representative of all lesbian and bisexual women, we are particularly looking for BAMER, trans, disabled, older and young lesbian and bisexual women to share their experiences.
*This women-centred event is inclusive of anyone who self-identifies as a woman some or all of the time. This includes non-binary or gender-fluid people who want to access a women-centred space.
Travel & Transport
For more information about train, metrolink or bus travel: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/travel/manchester/
For travel via car, there is a car park is on Chester St, which can be found here: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/media/mmuacuk/content/documents/how-to-find us/8183_Manchester_Campus_Map_A4_March2015.pdf).
Parking after 5pm does not require a perfmit or pay and display. However, disabled parking spaces are limited, so please get in touch if you require one so it can be reserved in advance: email email@example.com
If you require support with travel costs across Greater Manchester, please email firstname.lastname@example.org