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This Symposium is to set a platform for dialogue across communities and sector, to meet and share experiences around issues of migration, identity and faith, in the UK and beyond.
Line-up includes: UKLGIG (The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group); Stonewall; Peter Tatchell Foundation; SOGICA; GRT (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller) stories; 3FaithsForum; House Of Rainbow; Hidayah LGBT Muslims; Progressive Rabbis & Humanists.
The day will include panels, presentations, talks, pop-exhibitions, artwork, and multi-media. Lunch is included.
The event is accessible and open to all. Easy & affordable train travel
Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain is a landmark oral history and archive project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and proudly hosted by Liberal Judaism.
Rainbow Pilgrims ‘Young People’s programme’ presents:
Identity in Motion – A Workshop facilitated by Vijay Patel
Learn how to create a quick and easy stop motion animation using cut-outs, photographs and more!
What makes you who you are? What people, experiences and places have shaped you? We will discuss these themes and give you the opportunity to create an animated story. You’ll have the chance to discover various stop motion animation techniques. There will be lots of visual materials to hand for creating your own story board and capturing your animation stills. Using the ‘Stop-Motion Movie Creator” smartphone app you’ll be able to create and publish your own short film.
Please note: it is advisable for participants to have their own smartphone to work with, or attend with someone who is able to share their device.
This workshop has a limited number of places, and is aimed at young people aged 14-25 – QTPoC; LGBTQI+ BAME & other minority backgrounds including faith, migrant, refugee/asylum seeker or LGBTQI+ GRT (Gypsy Roma Traveller) communities;
Conditions apply for safeguarding reasons, pls enquire with organiser before signing up.
Participants are invited to donate drafts/a copy of their work to the Rainbow Pilgrims archive collection (optional).
A Rainbow Pilgrims multi-media pop-up display can be found at the Islington Museum from 17 February 2018 for LGBT History Month.
Check out our full #LGBTHM18 programme
Queer(in)g Croydon | Exploring the potential towards a common safe place
The evening is a private viewing of Ruhul Abdin’s Reclined Nude Scrolls, two 20 metre long drawings of friends and lovers. There will be a panel discussion on the potential to create a new queer place for Croydon’s diverse LGBTQIA community – followed by a series of live performances. The idea will centre on the potential to use existing venues, spaces and places as well as make better use of disused places, and connect different groups to help program and develop an inclusive & sustainable model. The discussion will briefly explore existing models of successful community organisations and what a community-led model could be for a queer place in Croydon. It will also propose questions, especially in ways of understanding what a safe space could potentially be for diverse members of the community. Croydon is the largest London borough with a population over 380,000+ people and itself has a deep history with LGBT+ activities. It is represented currently in events such as the Croydon Pridefest, its participation in LGBT History Month, IDAHO as well as diverse groups such as the Croydon Area Gay Society (CAGS) that meet regularly. At the same time there has been the erosion and closure of entertainment and other venues that catered specifically for the LGBT+ community across London and this means new models of place-making need to be explored. This panel discussion will look to talk about a more dynamic, community-led model, and the panelists will discuss aspects of their experiences and what they believe could be a collective vision for a safe space for the queer community. The evening will allocate ample time for questions.
We will invite local council members, LGBTQIA community leaders, along with wider London advocates including academics, activists and cultural leaders for a meaningful discussion.
The outcomes of this discussion will be used to develop a proposal for making a temporary or permanent queer space in Croydon.
Introduction and presentation
(To be confirmed) 18.15 The panel Discussion Queer(in)g Croydon | Exploring the potential towards a common place
Q&A to be chaired by Ruhul Abdin
Followed by live music by Tom and Jett of the Ninetales Collective & refreshments
Other performers to be confirmed