Equality and intersectionality Programme

BSL interpretation: Paul Belmonte and Lisa Stapleton

11.45-12.00 Arrivals and networking
12.00-12.45 Welcome (Chair, Ann Henderson, Rector of the University of Edinburgh)

Who’s here? UK equality policy and practice landscape overview (Ashlee Christoffersen, University of Edinburgh)

Interrogating Intersectionality and Feminist Knowledge (Dr Radhika Govinda, University of Edinburgh)

12.45-13.30 Lunch from Punjabi Junction
13.30-15.00 Pecha Kucha session and discussion: ‘how have you taken up and addressed intersectionality in your work?’  (Chair: Diva Mukherji, Vice President Education, Edinburgh University Students’ Association)
13.30-13.45 Mridul Wadhwa, Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre & Ubuntu Women Shelter
13.45-14.00 Table discussions
14.00-14.15 Samina Ansari, Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre &

Tressa Burke, Glasgow Disability Alliance

14.15-14.30 Table discussions
14.30-14.50 Scot-PEP, Sam Rankin, Equality Network & Hilary Third, Scottish Government Equality Unit
14.50-15.00 Table discussions
15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.00 Workshops
Intersectionality ‘train the trainer’ (Equality Network) Conference hall

This is an opportunity to receive training from the Equality Network’s Intersectional Equalities Coordinator, drawing on the organisation’s intersectionality work, aimed at helping organisations become more inclusive of all their service users and respect every part of their identity.

Intersectionality and representation and voice in decision-making (HEAR network) Napier

Does it matter who takes up and addresses intersectionality, and for whom? This workshop will address how intersectionally marginalised people and organisations representing them can be included in equality third sector, public sector and policy level decision making, including the creation of structures centring ‘experts by experience’, and consideration of how people and organisations are compensated for the time spent inputting into public sector and policy decisions.

Perceived clashes of rights between equality strands (Engender and Scottish Trans Alliance) Ross

Do rights of equality or ‘protected characteristic’ groups really ‘clash’? This workshop will explore this issue from the perspective of the Scottish trans and women’s sectors.

16.00-16.10 Goodbye and thanks Conference hall