Empowering young BAME/PoC LGBTQ+ people to bring about positive change in their communities.
With funding from Comic Relief, Stonewall is running a series of exciting campaigning residentials for young people aged 16 to 25 who are from specific diversity strands under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. The second of these residentials will run in February 2019 and is for young people who identify as LGBTQ+ and BAME/PoC.
The application process for this programme has closed.
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.
In early 2020 participants from all three programmes will be offered the opportunity to develop and deliver content for an exciting youth event which will showcase the campaigns as well as exploring other issues affecting young LGBTQ+ people.
All Stonewall staff facilitating on this programme will identify as BAME/PoC and LGBTQ+.
Our first campaigning residential, supported by Comic Relief, ran in September 2018 and was for young people who identify as trans. In August 2019 we will run the third and final residential which is for disabled LGBTQ+ young people.
*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.