Empowering young BAME/PoC LGBTQ+ people to bring about positive change in their communities.
In April 2020, with funding from Comic Relief, we'll be running our second campaigning residential for young people aged 16 to 25 who identify as LGBTQ+ and BAME/PoC.
The programme begins with a three-day residential where participants will be given space to reflect on their own identity and experiences as well as being given the tools and confidence to campaign for equality.
Participants will also hear from activists, campaigners and role models from the BAME/PoC LGBTQ+ community. As well as gaining a practical insight into what makes an effective campaigner through a series of exercises, workshops and break-out sessions, participants will also explore positive self-care and resilience.
The programme will create a safe space for delegates to gain:
- The tools and confidence to carry out an effective campaign
- A network of other young LGBTQ+ people of colour to draw on for support and inspiration
- An understanding of the power of self-care and how to practice it effectively
- An understanding of what it means to be a role model as an LGBTQ+ person of colour
After the residential event, participants will research, design and deliver their campaigns in their schools, universities or wider communities.
All Stonewall staff facilitating on this programme will identify as BAME/PoC and LGBTQ+.
*BAME is an acronym used in the UK for black, Asian and minority ethnic and includes all minority ethnicities. PoC is an acronym used to denote people (or a person) of colour.
Applications for the programme will open early in the new year.