Empowering BAME/PoC LGBTQ+ young people to bring about positive change in their communities.
East Midlands, 6 - 9 April 2020
Our BAME/PoC LGBTQ+ Young Campaigners programme is a 4-day and 3-night residential where participants are given space to reflect on their own identity and experiences as well as being given the tools and confidence to campaign for LGBTQ+ equality. Delegates will also hear from LGBTQ+ activists, campaigners and role models from BAME communities.
After the residential, delegates will research, design and deliver campaigns in their schools, colleges, universities, workplaces or wider communities.
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
All Stonewall staff facilitating on this programme will be 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. The programme is kindly supported by Comic Relief.
Who can apply?
Our campaigning programmes for young people are designed for a maximum of 30 delegates. We encourage a diverse range of applicants from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, people of faith and people of differing abilities. Applicants must be aged between 16 to 25 on the first day of the programme. We will obtain legal guardian consent for any delegates aged 16 and 17. Spaces are limited so unfortunately not everyone who applies will be offered the opportunity to attend.
Can I apply for a space in a different way other than the online form?
Absolutely. If you require a different format of application, please let us know by emailing email@example.com. Call us on 020 7593 1850 if you'd like to complete your application over the phone. Someone from our team will take a message and arrange to call you back.
Stonewall covers all costs relating to the programme, including travel to and from the residential venue and all meals.
If you have any questions about the programme please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is Friday 28 February 2020. All applicants will be contacted on Monday 2 March 2020.