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4 Conversations – an interactive discussion event

We are pleased to confirm our line-up of speakers for our upcoming 4 Conversations event on Thursday 20th February.
We are delighted to welcome:
Zara Todd, Consultant on Disability Rights

Becky Kaufmann, Scottish Trans Alliance

Mahrukh Shaukat , Amina MWRC

Davie Donaldson, Gypsy/Traveler Advocate & Social Justice Campaigner

Each speaker will share real-life experiences and host a discussion table on their particular topic with the aim of raising awareness of the continuing discrimination and inequality faced by some people in Scotland today, providing an opportunity for conversation, on each of the areas to increase understanding and foster a better understanding of each other. Examining the language that we use as a society and gain confidence as individuals around preferred language.

Attendees will then be invited to take part in 4 group conversations on each topic to provide an opportunity increase understanding of each other, examine the language we use and gain confidence around preferred language.

The second part of the event will see Police Scotland deliver a practical session on how to deal with discriminatory behaviour when we experience it or witness it as a bystander. We hope attendees will come away from the event felling more confident and empowered in discussing and dealing with these issues in everyday life.

There will also be a session on sharing and learning ways we as individuals can tackle discrimination when we encounter it.

Tea, Coffee and Refreshments available throughout and a buffet lunch will be served from 12.30-13.00.

Sign up HERE today!

Your Rights, Your Views

What do human rights mean to you?

Did you know human rights include things like the right to housing, food and social security?

What should be done to make rights more of a reality for you and your community?

Find out more, and share your own experiences of human rights in everyday life, at this drop-in event with the Scottish Human Rights Commission and Equality and Rights Network.

The event is particularly for people from black and minority ethnic communities to tell us about their experiences of human rights issues, but everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday 26 November there will be two drop-in sessions:

10.30am-1pm at North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, EH4 4TZ

6.30pm-8pm at Whale Arts Centre, 30 Westburn Grove, EH14 2SA

There is no need to attend both sessions!

You can drop in on the day or you can let us know that you’d like to come along by contacting Chloë at the Scottish Human Rights Commission or Euan at EaRN. Our details are:

0131 297 5750 (Scottish Human Rights Commission)

0131 561 8311 (EaRN)

We can cover travel, childcare and any caring costs required to support your participation. Please also let us know if you have any language, communication, access or dietary requirements so that we can make sure the event is fully accessible to you.

Voices of Edinburgh on Tour

Our Voices of Edinburgh Project has been getting out & about in Edinburgh. Our mobile Mini Exhibition has been in a few locations already with lots more to come. Look out for it in a place near you. We always welcome additional contributions to the project so please let us know if you want to get involved. We are planning to be at the Eric Liddell centre on Thursday 24th & Friday 25th October – 12-3pm each day – we would love to see you there!

(see below for a list of dates and venues)

North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, EH4 4TZ  – 26/08 – 20/09

Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG – 09/09 – 04/10

Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Rd, EH10 4DP – 14/10 – 25/10

Edinburgh College (Granton Campus), 350 W Granton Rd, EH5 1QE – 04/11 – 08/11

Whale Arts, 30 Westburn Grove, EH14 2SA – Dates TBC

We are always looking for new venues, in any part of Edinburgh, to host the exhibition so if you know of a location please contact us at EaRN.

EaRN Needs You… 👉

Do you know of any FREE space we can display our Voices of Edinburgh Exhibition?

We value your support and help.. please get in touch with us
✉️ 📞0131 225 0630
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What can we do for you?

Interested in a Workshop or Talk within your organisation?

We offer facilitated discussions, workshops and talks on a range of equality, diversity and human rights issues. There is no cost for these and they can be tailored to an organisation’s specific interests or to meet the needs of your staff, volunteers or service users.

If you have any questions or require further information then please get in touch by email or give us a call.

Community Planning Uncovered

Do you know your LOIP from your LIP, your Local Community Planning Partnership from your Neighbourhood Network? The world of Community Planning can seem confusing and inaccessible, however help is at hand!

The Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) are pleased to be hosting a workshop on the new Community Planning structure in Edinburgh. Come along and hear from Deputy Council Leader, and member of the EPB, Councillor Cammy Day, council officers and third sector representatives on:

  • the new structure;
  • the equalities impact of the changes; and
  • how third sector organisations and individuals can best use the community planning tools to influence decision making in the city.

As well as hearing from our speakers there will be time for group discussion and a chance for you to ask questions.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday 25 June from 9.30am-12pm at Norton Park Conference Centre. ***PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE*** Our Community planning workshop will be held at Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk.

Please reserve your free space on our Eventbrite page HERE.