Rainbow Pilgrims Conference & Community Action Day
February 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0Free
You are warmly invited to the Rainbow Pilgrims Symposium & Community Action Day
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.
Please submit your papers/workshop proposals 30 December 2017 to rainbowpilgrims at liberaljudaism dot org
Topics include: LGBTQI+ , migration, immigration; diaspora; faith/religion, ethnicity/race; heritage; intersectionality; British history; oral history; archives; museums; storytelling.
This event is open to all.
Participation is free of charge. Places are limited. Please cancel your order asap in case you cannot make it so others will have the opportunity to attend.
A small number of bursaries to cover UK travel for LGBTQI refugees/asylum seekers, session presenters and volunteers is available. Please enquire via rainbowpilgrim at liberaljudaism dot org .
Light refreshments and a sandwich-style buffet lunch will be provided.
PROGRAMME SNEAK PEEK:
Pliny Soocoormanee, Peter Tatchell Foundation, Jumping over the rainbow with LGBT+ Asylum seekers – explore the additional hassles and hoops that LGBT+ people face when applying for asylum
Dr Moira Dustin, Research Fellow, Sussex Law School, School of Law, Politics and Sociology: SOGICA – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum in Europe: A European human rights challenge.
Vijay Patel, Multimedia artist /masters student University of Porto, Portugal: Designing Multiculturality: Widening the Debate
Henry Chapman, masters student Lancashire: My LGBTQI activism in the GRT (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller) Community. Film screening.
Rabbi Aaron Goldstein & panel: The Ger Toshav – the ‘resident other’ – in Jewish tradition and how we might usefully interpret this ancient concept in the present. A Discussion will focus on how religions and the people that practice them might use their sacred traditions to share stories as a process for progressing the position of those previously living on the periphery of society.